The CIA at 75: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET
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Join us to mark the CIA’s 75th anniversary with an evening focusing on the Agency’s history, followed by discussion of operational, analytic, technological, and other challenges that illustrate CIA’s mission and unique role as a national intelligence agency, and a look ahead to the challenges for the future. 

David Robarge, CIA Chief Historian, will set the stage with a brief look at CIA’s history, agility at adapting to the world around it, and the challenges it has faced. Following the historic background, Mark Lowenthal, former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production, will moderate a panel of CIA experts sharing their diverse firsthand experiences to illustrate how CIA and generations of its intelligence professionals have met some of the challenges and risks they faced around the globe. The panel includes: James Lawler, former Directorate of Operations Officer and counterproliferation expert; Andrew Makridis, Former CIA Chief Operating Officer, analyst and presidential briefer; Dawn Meyerriecks, former Deputy Director for Science and Technology; and William D. Murray, former Directorate of Operations Officer Chief of Station. To conclude the program, John McLaughlin, former Deputy and Acting Director of Central Intelligence, will discuss some of the challenges CIA faces and the role it will play in continuing to provide all-source intelligence analysis and operational support to enable policymakers to anticipate and address traditional and emerging threats to US and global security.

Following the formal program, you’ll be able to ask questions via our online platform.

Co-sponsored by the Council on Intelligence Issues and the Central Intelligence Retirees’ Association with thanks to the Central Intelligence Agency for its assistance.

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Auto-generated closed captioning will be available for this program.