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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Steven Cambone and David Gordon on Monday, November 3rd in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Dr. Steven Cambone served as the first Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in from 2003 to 2007. Prior to that appointment he was twice confirmed by the United State Senate for senior positions in the Department, including Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Since resigning from government, Dr. Cambone has served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Executive Vice President for Strategic Development at QinetiQ North America, one of the world's leading defense technology and security companies. In this role, he has the responsibility for leading the company’s strategic planning process, assessments of investment in research and development, technology and development and pursuit of new business opportunities. He also participates in the evaluation of mergers and acquisitions, and heads the QinetiQ North America Advisory Board.

Dr. Cambone received his Master of Science and Doctor of Science degrees in political science from Claremont Graduate School and his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Catholic University.

Dr. David F. Gordon is the Director of Policy Planning at the State Department. Dr. Gordon comes to the Department from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) where he served as Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC) since June 2004. Previously, he served as the Director of CIA’s Office of Transnational Issues (OTI), an office that covers a broad range of national security and foreign policy issues, and as National Intelligence Officer for Economic and Global Issues on the NIC. He is a member of the Senior Intelligence Service of the United States.

Dr. Gordon’s background includes service as a Senior Fellow and Director at the Overseas Development Council, a senior staff member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, and as the regional economic policy and democracy/governance advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development based in Nairobi, Kenya.

In the 1980s, Dr. Gordon pursued an academic career with a joint appointment at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. He has also taught at the College of William and Mary, Princeton University, Georgetown University and the University of Nairobi. Dr. Gordon’s latest book, Managing Strategic Surprise, co-edited with Ian Bremmer and Paul Bracken, will be published later this year by Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Gordon is a graduate of Bowdoin College and undertook graduate studies in both political science and economics at the University of Michigan, where he received his PhD in 1981.

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