The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors’ Lunch with Richard A. Clarke on Wednesday, November 7th, in the Belfer Center Library (L369)

Richard A. Clarke is an internationally recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counter-terrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News.

Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House Advisor.  Over the course of an unprecedented 11 consecutive years of White House service, he held the titles of: Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism and Special Advisor to the President for Cyber Security.

Clarke’s book “Against All Enemies,” is described by author Joseph Finder as “a trenchant indictment of the Bush White House for failing to take seriously repeated warnings about Al Qaeda's intentions to attack the United States and for the folly of going after Iraq rather than concentrating on Osama bin Laden.”

Prior to his White House years, Clarke served for 19 years in the Pentagon, the Intelligence Community, and State Department. During the Reagan Administration, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence. During the Bush (41) Administration, he was Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and coordinated diplomatic efforts to support the 1990-1991 Gulf War and the subsequent security arrangements.

 

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