Events

  • Conference - Open to the Public

    Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community

    Thu., Sep. 24, 2020 - Fri., Sep. 25, 2020

    Online

    Agents of Change: Driving a More Diverse and Capable Intelligence Community is a two-day conference co-hosted by the Intelligence and Cyber Projects at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 

    The conference will take place over two consecutive mornings, with the first day focusing on identifying and understanding the current state of, and the opportunities and issues surrounding diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIB) in the IC; and the second focused on developing and discussing innovative solutions to these issues. We will convene senior leadership in the USIC, current and former intelligence officers, and leaders in the private sector and academia to facilitate honest, open, and productive conversations.

    This conference is virtual, open to the public, and free to attend.  Advanced registration is required. Please register here or via the link below to gain access to the Zoom link. 

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    Dogtown Media

    Seminar - Open to the Public

    Intelligence Failure? How Divisions Between Intelligence and Public Health Left Us Vulnerable to a Pandemic

    Wed., May 27, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

    The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with Dr. Tara O'Toole and Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux on Wednesday May 27th from 11:45am-1:00pm. 

    This session will be on-the-record and open to the public. Priority registration will be given to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The New Way of the World: Thinking About What Comes Next

    Wed., May 20, 2020 | 11:15am - 12:30pm

    The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with Belfer Center Senior Fellows Rolf Mowatt-Larssen and David Ignatius, on Wednesday May 20th from 11:15am-12:30pm. 

    This session will be off-the-record. Priority registration will be given to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Drone Technology and the COVID-19 Crisis

    Thu., May 14, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:30pm

    The Intelligence Project will host a special event with a panel of experts to discuss how drone technology can and is being used in the COVID-19 crisis. Drone expert Bernard Hudson, Senior Fellow with the Intelligence Project and former Chief of Counterterrorism with the CIA, will moderate a follow-up panel discussion with the presenters and questions from the audience.

    This session will be recorded and on-the-record. Priority registration will be given to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. **Advance registration required.**

  • Seminar - Open to the Public

    Battleground 2020: Surveying the Disinformation and Disruption Threats to the 2020 U.S. Election

    Tue., May 12, 2020 | 12:45pm - 2:00pm

    The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with the Honorable Mike Rogers, Belfer Center Senior Fellow and Former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and David E. Sanger, Belfer Center Senior Fellow, adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School and national security correspondent and senior writer at The New York Times, on Tuesday May 13th from 12:45-2:00pm via zoom. 

    This session will be recorded and on the record. Priority registration will be given to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Facts Over Fears: Leading in an Era of Global Threats and Uncertainty

    Wed., May 6, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with the Honorable James R. Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence, on Wednesday May 6th from 12:00pm-1:00pm.

    This session will be recorded and on the record. Priority registration will be given to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Building Trust and Sizing People Up: Lessons from a Career in Counterintelligence

    Wed., Apr. 29, 2020 | 11:45am - 12:45pm

    The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with Robin Dreeke, Former FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program, on Wednesday April 29th from 11:45am-12:45pm.

    Admission will be open to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    What Comes Next? Adapting Intelligence for a Post-COVID World

    Wed., Apr. 15, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

    The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with the Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on Wednesday April 15th from 11:45am-1:00pm.

    Admission will be open to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "From Cold War to COVID: Lessons on Intelligence During Crises"

    Wed., Apr. 8, 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    The Intelligence Project will host a webinar with Daniel Hoffman and Kristin Wood on Wednesday April 8th from 12:00-1:00pm.

    Admission will be open to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Please register below for access to the zoom link. 

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Women in Operations — A Female Perspective on CIA’s Clandestine Service

    Wed., Mar. 25, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

    **Please RSVP for webinar link**

    The Intelligence Project will host a remote panel discussion on the role and experience of female officers in clandestine human intelligence operations on Wednesday March 25th from 11:45am-1:00pm via Zoom. The panelists include:

    • Karen deLacy, Co-founder of deLacy Associates and 30 year veteran of the CIA's clandestine service
    • Diana Dragon, Head of Business Intelligence at BP and former CIA Chief of Station 
    • Maura Burns Watson, former senior manager in the CIA Directorate of Digital Innovation Center for Cyber Intelligence and 28 year CIA veteran

    Please RSVP via the form below to receive the webinar link. Admission is open to Harvard staff, students, fellows, faculty, alumni, and affiliates. 

  • Vice Admiral Robert D Sharp, Director NGA

    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Positioning the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for the Future," with Director Vice Admiral Robert D. Sharp

    Wed., Mar. 4, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

    Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

    The Intelligence Project and the Defense Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will co-host a lunch seminar with Vice Admiral Robert D. Sharp, Director of the National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), on Wednesday, March 4th from 11:45am-1:00pm in Bell Hall. 

    Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.

    Please RSVP using the link below. Harvard ID's will be checked at the door. 

  • General Qassem Soleimani

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The Middle East Post-Soleimani: An Intelligence Assessment

    Wed., Feb. 12, 2020 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

    Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    The Intelligence Project will host a panel discussion with Bernard Hudson, former Director of Counterterrorism for the CIA, and Norman Roule, former National Intelligence Manager for Iran. Kristin Wood, former Senior CIA Analyst, will moderate. 

    Admission open to Harvard staff, students, fellows, faculty, and alumni. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Dr. Ronen Bergman

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    [AT CAPACITY] Rise and Kill First: A Discussion with Dr. Ronen Bergman

    Wed., Jan. 29, 2020 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

    Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    This event is at capacity. Please email caitlin_chase@hks.harvard.edu to be added to the waitlist. 

    The Intelligence Project and the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics, and Public Policy will co-host a seminar with Dr. Ronen Bergman, contributing writer for the New York Times and author of Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations, from 4:15-5:30pm in the Allison Dining Room (T-520).

    Paul Kolbe, Director of the Intelligence Project, and Nancy Gibbs, Director of the Shorenstein Center and Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Press, Politics and Public Policy, will co-moderate.

    Refreshments will be provided on a first come, first served basis. This event is open to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and alumni.  Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Climate Crisis & Truth Decay: The Global Threats of Our Time

    Thu., Dec. 12, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with General James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library. Paul Kolbe will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The Chinese Intelligence Storm on the U.S.

    Wed., Dec. 11, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Mark Kelton, Former Director of Counterintelligence for the CIA, on Wednesday, December 11th from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library. Paul Kolbe will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Cybersecurity, Espionage, and the 5G Future

    Wed., Dec. 4, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with The Honorable Mike Rogers, Former Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library. Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.  

    Admission will be open to Harvard students, staff, fellows, faculty, and affiliates. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Kyiv’s Perfect Storm: Ukraine’s Perilous Position between Russian Aggression and U.S. Partisan Warfare

    Mon., Nov. 25, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with Daniel Hoffman, former Chief of Station and Senior Executive Clandestine Service Officer with the CIA, on Monday, November 25th from 2:00-3:15pm in One Brattle 350. Paul Kolbe will moderate. 

    Admission will be open to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates and refreshments will be provided.

  • New York Times headline: "Whistle-Blower Alleged White House Cover-Up of Ukraine Call"

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Strange Bedfellows: The Fourth Estate and the Second Oldest Profession

    Wed., Nov. 20, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with David Sanger, Suzanne Kelly, and Bill Harlow from 12:00pm-1:15pm in the Malkin Penthouse. Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.  

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • The Honorable Susan M. Gordon

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Breakfast with the Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

    Tue., Nov. 19, 2019 | 8:45am - 10:00am

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with the Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

    Admission Policy: Open to Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, and affiliates. Breakfast will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below. 

  • Tamir Pardo, JFK IOP Forum

    Harvard Kennedy School IOP

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    [AT CAPACITY] A Discussion with Former Mossad Director Tamir Pardo

    Mon., Nov. 18, 2019 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Tamir Pardo, Former Director of Mossad, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library. Graham Allison will moderate. 

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP. Admission Policy: Harvard students, staff, faculty, fellows, alumni, and affiliates.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Rethinking Intelligence in a World of Human and Natural Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Wed., Nov. 13, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Former Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the Department of Energy, from 12:00pm-1:30pm in the Belfer Center Library. Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.  

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Human Intelligence in the Digital Age: The Enduring Importance of Classic Espionage

    Tue., Nov. 12, 2019 | 10:15am - 11:30am

    Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with Sir Mark Allen, Special Advisor to the BP Group, from 10:15-11:30am in the Allison Dining Room (T520). Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.  

    Coffee and light refreshments will provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    A Conversation with Kristin Wood: Observations from 20+ Years as a CIA Analyst

    Thu., Nov. 7, 2019 | 1:15pm - 2:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with Kristin Wood, Former Deputy Director of the CIA's Open Innovation & Technology Group, from 1:15-2:300pm in the Belfer Center Library. Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.  

    A late lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Leadership Lessons for the Private Sector - What a Career in The CIA Taught Me About Being a CEO

    Mon., Nov. 4, 2019 | 11:45am - 1:00pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with Ambassador Henry Crumpton, CEO and Founder of Crumpton Group LLC, from 11:45am-1:00pm in the Belfer Center Library. Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.  

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Five Eyes, the Anglosphere, and Europe: Intelligence and Security Alliances in a Changing World

    Mon., Oct. 21, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Sir Richard Dearlove, Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library . Paul Kolbe will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Spying Against America: An Overview of Espionage by Americans from the Revolutionary War to the Present

    Thu., Oct. 17, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Michael Sulick, Former Director of CIA's National Clandestine Service, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library . Paul Kolbe will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Spies, Lies, and Disinformation: How History Can Help

    Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Gillian Bennett, Former Chief Historian of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle 350. Paul Kolbe will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    A Conversation with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States

    Tue., Oct. 8, 2019 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

    The Intelligence Project and Middle East Initiative will host a discussion with Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States of America, from 4:00-5:00pm in the Malkin Penthouse. Paul Kolbe will moderate.

    Refreshments will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Intelligence Challenges in the 2020's

    Wed., Sep. 18, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    The Intelligence Project will host the Fall Semester kick-off seminar from 12:00-1:30pm in the Allison Dining Room. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Panelists will include:

    The Honorable Mike Rogers, Former Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

    Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Former Department of Energy Director of Intelligence & Counterintelligence; Former CIA Division Chief; Former CIA Chief of Station

    BG (Ret) Kevin Ryan, Former Defense Attache to Russia; Founder, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism; Founder, Elbe Group

    Kristin Wood, Former Deputy Director, Innovation & Technology Group, Open Source Center, CIA

    Bernard Hudson, Former Chief of Counterterrorism for the CIA 

    Norman Roule, Former National Intelligence Manager for Iran

    Moderated by the new Intelligence Project Director:

    Paul Kolbe, Former CIA Division Chief; Former CIA Chief of Station

  • Conference - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The Ethics & Morality of Intelligence

    Tue., May 7, 2019 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. The Ethics of Intelligence is a full day conference hosted by the Intelligence Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 

    The conference will consist of four panels, a working lunch, and a reception. The morning sessions will focus on the purpose, role, and constraints of intelligence as a lever of statecraft while the afternoon sessions with address the moral and ethical questions raised by the means of intelligence. 

    The conference is open to all and free to attend. However, advanced registration is required.

    Location: The Wadsworth Room, Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge MA

  • James C. Lawler

    Spies, Lies, and Nukes Conference Page

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Soulcatcher: How the CIA Recruits Assets

    Wed., May 1, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with James C. Lawler, Former CIA Senior Intelligence Case Officer, from 12:00-1:15pm in the One Brattle 350 conference room. Rolf  Mowatt-Larssen will moderate. 

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The Global Effort on Countering Violent Extremism

    Tue., Apr. 30, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Hedayah Center for Countering Violent Extremism, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate. 

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The CIA in Afghanistan, 1979-1989

    Wed., Apr. 24, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Milton Bearden, Former Senior CIA Officer Responsible for the Afghan Covert Action , from 12:00-1:15pm in  One Brattl e350.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP.

  • US troops of the 69th Infantry Division (left), shake hands with Russian troops in a staged photo on the wrecked bridge over the Elbe at Torgau, Germany, to mark the previous day's link-up between American and Soviet forces, 26th April 1945. Among the Americans are Bernard E. Kirschenbaum and Richard Johnson (second and third from left, respectively).

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Elbe Group 2019 Recap: Revisiting the Reykjavik Summit

    Wed., Apr. 10, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    Former Defense Intelligence Agency Director LTG Michael Maples and former Defense Attache BG (ret) Kevin Ryan will recap the 2019 Elbe Group meeting on Wednesday, April 10th from 2:00-3:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate. Please register using the RSVP link. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Mary Margaret Graham

    Harvard Kennedy School IOP

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The Interwoven Histories of the Nation and the U.S. Intelligence Community

    Wed., Apr. 3, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Mary Margaret Graham, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). 

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The Future of Modern Warfare

    Thu., Mar. 7, 2019 | 2:15pm - 3:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch seminar with Yair Golan, former Deputy Chief of the General Staff for the Israel Defense Forces, in the Belfer Center Library

    Refreshments and admittance will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The Future of Terrorism: What Comes Next?

    Wed., Mar. 6, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a panel discussion with Lt Gen (ret) Jim Reese, BG (ret) Aref Alzaben, and Rolf Mowatt-Larssen from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle 350. 

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • PDB Brief

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    A Day in the Life of a Presidential Daily Briefer

    Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a breakfast seminar with Dr. Sunny Singh, Recanati-Kaplan Fellow and former PDB briefer, in One Brattle 350.

    Breakfast will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • Vladimir Putin & Donald Trump at the 2017 G-20 Hamburg Summit

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask About Russian Espionage"

    Wed., Jan. 30, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

    The Intelligence Project will host the Spring Semester kick-off seminar from 12:00-1:30pm in the Malkin Penthouse. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Panelists will include:

    General (Ret) James R. Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence

    Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Intelligence Project Director; Former Department of Energy Director of Intelligence & Counterintelligence; Former CIA Division Chief; Former CIA Chief of Station

    Paul Kolbe, Former CIA Division Chief; Former CIA Chief of Station

    BG (Ret) Kevin Ryan, Former Defense Attache to Russia; Founder, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism; Founder, Elbe Group

     

     

  • Paul Kolbe

    The Cipher Brief

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Not Just for Three-Letter Agencies: Intelligence for the Private Sector"

    Thu., Dec. 6, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Paul Kolbe, Director of Intelligence and Deputy Head of Group Intelligence, Security, and Crisis Management at BP, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "The Psychology of Counterintelligence," with Special Agent Dawn Doak

    Wed., Dec. 5, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Special Agent Dawn Norris Doak of the FBI's Behavior Analysis Division, National Security Division, from 12:00-1:15pm in the Belfer Center Library. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Going Beyond Sanctions: Examining the Unclear Future of US-Russia Relations

    Thu., Nov. 15, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Dr. Anastasia Likhacheva, Deputy Dean for Research, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University-Higher School fo Economics in Moscow.  The lucnh will take place from 12:00-1:00pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Facts and Fears Book Cover

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    [LOCATION CHANGE] "Facts and Fears: Hard Truths From a Life in Intelligence," with General James Clapper

    Wed., Nov. 14, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Belfer Building - Bell Hall, 5th Floor

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with General James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, from 12:00-1:30pm in Bell Hall (Room B-500). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Elbe Group Fall Discussion: "The Current State of US-Russia Relations"

    Wed., Nov. 7, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch seminar with Elbe Group members Douglas Lute, Kevin Ryan, Mike Maples, Dan Hoffman, and Rolf Mowatt-Larssen on Wednesday, November 7th from 12:00-1:30pm in the Allison Dining Room (T-520).

    Lunch will be provided. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below. 

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "The Future of Secret Services in the Digital Age"

    Wed., Oct. 31, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch seminar with Nigel Dakin on Wednesday, October 31st from 12:00-1:15pm in the One Brattle Sq 350 Conference Room. 

    Lunch will be provided. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below. 

  • Robert Richer

    The Cipher Brief

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Shifting Sands and Strategic Relationships in the Middle East: An Insider's Perspecetive"

    Wed., Oct. 24, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project an Saudi & GCC Security Project will host a lunch seminar with Robert Richer, on Wednesday, October 24th from 12:00-1:15pm in the One Brattle Sq 350 Conference Room. 

    Lunch will be provided. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War," with Ben MacIntyre

    Tue., Oct. 23, 2018 | 2:01pm - 3:00pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a book talk seminar with New York Times Bestselling Author Ben MacIntyre on his new book, "The Spy and the Traitor", on Tuesday, October 23rd from 2:00-3:00pm in the Belfer Center Library

    Refreshments will be served. Harvard IDs checked at the door. Please register below. 

  • Lt. General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, commander for the Iraqi counterterrorism forces' operation to re-take Fallujah from Islamic State militants, speaks at a military camp outside Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, June 27, 2016.

    CNN

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "The Future of Jihad," with Peter Bergen and Lt. Gen. Abdulwahab al-Saedi

    Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project an Saudi & GCC Security Project will host a lunch seminar with Peter Bergen and Lieutenant General Abdulwahab al-Saedi, on Wednesday, October 17th from 12:00-1:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

    Lunch will be provided. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. 

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    Special Series - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Women in Intelligence: Panel Discussion and Networking Event

    Mon., Oct. 15, 2018 | 4:00pm - 6:30pm

    Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    From uncovering Benedict Arnold to providing actionable intelligence on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the role of women who work in the intelligence community continues to change in a dynamic, threat-rich world.
     
    Please join the Intelligence Project for a panel discussion with senior female executives from across the intelligence community to discuss their careers and the important role women who work in intelligence play in national security decision making. 
  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Russia in the Middle East: Return to Realpolitik," with Dan Hoffman

    Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch seminar with Daniel Hoffman, former Chief of Station and Senior Executive Clandestine Service Officer with the CIA, on Wednesday, October 10th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350.

    Lunch will be provided. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Known Unknowns: The Middle East in 2019-2020," with Norman Roule

    Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 | 8:45am - 10:00am

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a breakfast seminar with Norman Roule, former National Intelligence Manager for Iran (NIM-I), from 8:45-10:00am in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Breakfast  will be provided. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "The Assault on Intelligence," with General Michael Hayden

    Tue., Sep. 25, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a seminar with General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, from 2:00-3:00pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Official photo of David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    Intelligence Lunch with David H. Petraeus

    Wed., Sep. 19, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 401

    LOCATION CHANGE: This event will now be taking place in the One Brattle 401 classroom.

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with General David Petraeus, Former Director of CIA, on Wednesday, September 19th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 401. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Mike Rogers Hosts CNN's "Declassified"

    CNN

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "The Changing Role of Espionage," with Mike Rogers

    Wed., Sep. 12, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Mike Rogers, former member of Congress representing Michigan's Eighth Congressional District and Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "The American Way of Spying: U.S. Counterintelligence vs. its Main Adversaries"

    Wed., Apr. 25, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Mark Kelton, Former Director of Counterintelligence for the CIA, on Wednesday, April 25th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Lunch from Flour Bakery will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below and bring your Harvard ID for check-in at the door. 

  • US troops of the 69th Infantry Division (left), shake hands with Russian troops in a staged photo on the wrecked bridge over the Elbe at Torgau, Germany, to mark the previous day's link-up between American and Soviet forces, 26th April 1945. Among the Americans are Bernard E. Kirschenbaum and Richard Johnson (second and third from left, respectively).

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Elbe Group Recap and an Update on US-Russia Relations"

    Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    This event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

    Former US Ambassador Douglas Lute and former Defense Attache BG (ret) Kevin Ryan will recap the 2018 Elbe Group meeting on Wednesday, March 21st from 2:00-3:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate. Please register using the RSVP link. Harvard IDs checked at the door. Refreshments will be provided.

  • Sir David Omand speaks to Chanel 4 News, 21 Jan 2014

    Channel 4

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Countering Subversion and Sedition in the Digital Age," with Sir David Omand

    Wed., Mar. 28, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Sir David Omand, Former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and former Director of GCHQ, on Wednesday, March 28th from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle 350.

    Lunch will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served.

  • Sir David Omand at Chatham House

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence," with Sir David Omand

    Tue., Mar. 27, 2018 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Littauer Building - Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

    The Intelligence Project will host a book talk seminar with Sir David Omand, Former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and former Director of GCHQ, on Tuesday, March 27th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Malkin Penthouse. 

    Refreshments will be served. Harvard IDs checked at the door. Please register below. 

  • David Relman, Stanford

    Standford Center for International Security and Cooperation

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Anticipating Biological Threats of Deliberate, Accidental, and Other Origins," with David Relman

    Thu., Feb. 22, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with David Relman, the Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in Medicine, and Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University, and Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, on Thursday, February 22nd from 12:00-1:00pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369.)

    Lunch will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "The Biological Defense Problem in 2018," with Roger Brent

    Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Roger Brent, Principal Investigator of the Brent Lab, Member of the Division of Basic Sciences, and Adjunct Member in Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, on Wednesday, February 21st from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350.

    Lunch will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served.

  • Map of the Middle East

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Act Two: The Challenges of the Middle East in 2018," with Norman T. Roule

    Wed., Feb. 14, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project and Saudi & GCC Security Project will host a lunch with Norman T. Roule, former National Intelligence Manager for Iran, on Wednesday, February 14th from 12:00-1:00pm in One Brattle 350.

    Lunch will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served.

  • U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Riley Snowden (left) and Capt. Ramiro Rios, C-21 pilots assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, fly a mission over the Middle East, Feb. 7, 2018.

    (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    The State of the Region: Counterterrorism, Syria, and the Way Forward in the Middle East

    Tue., Feb. 13, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project and Project on Saudi and GCC Security will host a lunch with Bernard Hudson, Former Chief of Counterterrorism for the CIA, from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle 350. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.

    Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "First In: An Insider’s Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan," Breakfast with Gary C. Schroen

    Thu., Feb. 8, 2018 | 9:00am - 10:15am

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project and Saudi & GCC Security Project will host a breakfast with Gary C. Schroen, former CIA Chief of Station and Deputy of Near East and South Asia Division of the Directorate of Operations, on Thursday, February 8th from 9:00-10:15AM in the Belfer Center Library (L369.)

    Breakfast will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served

    This event is currently at capacity, please email Caitlin_Chase@hks.harvard.edu to be added to the waitlist.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Ethics in Intelligence," with Charlie Gilbert

    Wed., Feb. 7, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Charlie Gilbert, Executive VP Strategic Global Intelligence for Gavin de Becker & Associates, former Deputy Director for the National Clandestine Services, and Chief of Iranian Operations with the CIA, on Wednesday, February 7th from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle 350.

    Lunch will be provided. Harvard IDs checked at the door. RSVP below, first come, first served.

  • Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    [AT CAPACITY] "Vladimir Putin and the Art of Intelligence," with Daniel Hoffman

    Wed., Jan. 24, 2018 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

    One Brattle Square - Room 350

    The Intelligence Project will host a lunch with Daniel Hoffman, former Chief of Station and Senior Executive Clandestine Service Officer with the CIA, on Wednesday, January 24th from 12:00-1:15pm in One Brattle 350.

    Lunch will be provided. Admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Harvard ID will be checked at the door. 

  • Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red Square, Moscow, Russia, 1961

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "British Intelligence, the Kremlin, and the Cold War: Past and Present"

    Mon., Nov. 27, 2017 | 2:00pm - 3:15pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a round table discussion on the new insights into British intelligence during the Cold War provided by recently declassified and still closed government records. Discussants include Calder Walton, Ernest May Fellow at the Kennedy School, Michael Goodman, Professor of Intelligence Studies and International Affairs at Kings College London, and Huw Dylan, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence and International Security at Kings College London. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate. 

    The seminar will take place on Monday, November 27th from 2:00-3:15pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Snacks from Flour Bakery will be served. 

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "R = T x V x C: A Practical Primer for National Security Decision-making," with Paul Hollingsworth

    Thu., Nov. 16, 2017 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a seminar with Paul Hollingsworth, the former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs on the NSC staff at the White House. The seminar will take place on Thursday, November 16th from 2:00-3:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larrsen, Director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate.

  • David S. Cohen

    Benn Craig/Belfer Center

    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "Financial Intelligence in the Digital Age," Lunch with David S. Cohen

    Thu., Nov. 9, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a lunch seminar with David S. Cohen, the former Deputy Director of the CIA, on "Financial Intelligence in the Digital Age." The lunch will take place on Thursday, November 9th from 12:15-1:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larrsen, Director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate.

  • Putin and Trump speak at the G20 Summit.

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    Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

    "US-Russia Through the Eyes of the General Staff," Lunch with BG (ret) Kevin Ryan and Ambassador Douglas Lute

    Wed., Nov. 8, 2017 | 12:15pm - 1:30pm

    Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

    The Intelligence Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a seminar with Former US Ambassador Douglas Lute and former Defense Attache BG (ret) Kevin Ryan on "US-Russia Though the Eyes of the General Staff," taking place on Wednesday, November 8th from 12:15-1:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larrsen, Director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate.

    Lunch will be served. First come, first served.