ISP Symposium – U.S. Intelligence: Confronting 21st Century Challenges

March 29, 2018  |  9:00AM - 3:30PM
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) hosted its Spring Symposium “U.S. Intelligence: Confronting 21st Century Challenges” 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. For event photographs, click HERE. See below to view the videos.



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

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

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

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