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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Donald Kerr on Friday, April 11th in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Dr. Donald M. Kerr was confirmed in October 2007 as the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (PDDNI), second in command of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence after Director Mike McConnell. Previously, Dr. Kerr served as the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office. In October 2005 he was also appointed as the Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology). He has also served as the Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he received the CIA Distinguished Intelligence Medal.

Dr. Kerr was an Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he was responsible for the Laboratory Division. Dr. Kerr’s prior government service was with the Department of Energy for several years and he received the DOE Outstanding Service Award. Dr. Kerr held several key executive positions in private industry, as Executive Vice President and Director at Information Systems Laboratories, Inc. and was the Corporate Executive Vice President and Director at Science Applications International Corporation. Dr. Kerr was President and Director of EG&G, Inc., and also served as Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President, respectively, at EG&G. Dr. Kerr was the fourth Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was also employed at Los Alamos conducting and leading research in high altitude weapons effects, nuclear test detection and analysis, weapons diagnostics, ionospheric physics, and alternative energy programs.

He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Kerr has published frequently on nuclear weapons efforts, national security and arms control, energy technology, and ionospheric research. Dr. Kerr received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and went on to earn an M.S. in microwave electronics and a Ph.D. in plasma physics and microwave electronics at Cornell.


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