Please join the Intelligence Project's Recanati-Kaplan fellows for an overview of the roles, functions, history, and organization of the United States Intelligence Community. Come ready to ask questions and discuss the operational and practical aspects of intelligence, as well as it's role in national and international policy and decision making. 

The lunch will take place in One Brattle Square Conference Room 350 (OB350), from 12:00-1:15 PM and is open to all Harvard faculty, fellow, students, and staff who are interested in expanding their knowledge and awareness of intelligence issues. 

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

Brooke Carr is currently a Recanati-Kaplan fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, working on the Intelligence Project. Ms. Carr joined the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2006, after separating from USAF active-duty. She received her B.A. from the USAF Academy in 2002, an M.A. from Boston University in 2005, and completed National Defense University's Postgraduate Strategic Intelligence Program in 2008. Ms. Carr remains a USAF reservist, serving as an Air Force Office of Special Investigations commander, and completed Air Command and Staff College in 2015.

Reed Wangerud began his operational career as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force assigned to the NSA, where he led the agency’s early counterterrorism efforts, both at headquarters and alongside Joint Special Operations Command, against al-Qa’ida in Iraq and its progeny, the Islamic
State. In 2008, he became an NSA civilian and transitioned to technical analysis of signals and networks, offensive computer network operations, and system engineering of computing architectures supporting those missions. He is a 2000 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and the recipient of numerous national intelligence awards. His research interests include the economics of defense, complexity management in technological systems, technology policy, and cliodynamics.

Russ Porter is a Recanati-Kaplan Fellow with Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. He is currently a U.S. Intelligence Community senior executive. Most of his career was dedicated to the state and local law enforcement intelligence discipline. His leadership helped transform the post-9/11 domestic security, information sharing, and intelligence landscape while championing privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights protections. Russ possesses a Master of Public Administration degree, and completed all coursework and comprehensive exams toward the Ph.D. His research focuses on intelligence integration where international, national, and domestic security issues intersect.

John “Sven” Johanson is a Recanati-Kaplan Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center -Intelligence Project. He has held multiple operational and senior leadership positions in the Defense and National Intelligence Communities throughout his career. He received his BA in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in 1984, and his MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in 1993. He is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation.

Sunny J. Singh is a Recanati-Kaplan fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center where heworks on the Intelligence Project. Sunny was a former Presidential Daily Briefer and has extensive work experience with the State and U.S. Federal government. His research interests include analyzing global events and their potential short and long-term implications on U.S. national security as well as the use of spy craft in states predating the second millennium BC. His book, Kautilyan Antecedents of the Westphalian Order, which focuses on the extent of the Mauryan State under Canakya was published in 2008. Sunny holds a Master’s in Diplomacy from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and earned his Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University.