VIDEOS: U.S. Intelligence: Confronting 21st Century Challenges

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018 - Thursday, Mar 29, 2018   |   9:00 am - 3:30 pm   |  Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

The University of Texas at Austin's Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) hosted its  Spring Symposium "U.S. Intelligence: Confronting 21st Century Challenges," on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center on campus. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats delivered the keynote address. Director Coats was introduced by Senator John Cornyn. 


This event was co-hosted by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security,  the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Cosponsors included the Alexander Hamilton Society and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Selected images from the event may be found here. Video of the event is provided below. 

Press Coverage

Welcome Remarks by Steve Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project

Building and Sustaining Democratic Legitimacy: A Panel with Steven Aftergood, Eric Schmitt, Ben Huebner, and Gregory Treverton

Steve Aftergood, Director of the Federation of American Scientists' Project on Government
Eric Schmitt, Senior Correspondent for the New York Times 
Ben Huebner, Privacy and Civil Liverties Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency
Gregory Treverton, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Moderator: Matthew Waxman, Liviu Librescu Professor of Law at Columbia University


Student Briefing: IC Integration with U.S. Special Operations Forces Since 9/11 

Introduction by Paul Pope, Intelligence Studies Project Senior Fellow


Keynote Address by the Honorable Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence

Introductory Remarks by Senator John Cornyn


Competence, or Questions U.S. Intelligence Cannot Get Wrong: A Discussion with John McLaughlin, Nicholas Rasmussen, and Norman Roule

John McLaughlin, Former Acting Director of Central Intelligence
Nicholas Rasmussen, Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
Norman Roule, Former National Intelligence Manager for Iran

Moderator: Michele Malvesti, Professor of Practice in International Security Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University