CERL Book Talk – Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence by James R. Clapper
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
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In this frank account, James R. Clapper, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. and former Director of National Intelligence under President Obama, provides a look inside the U.S. intelligence community as he traces his career through his service during 10 presidencies and more recently through the wars in Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan; the Benghazi attack; Edwin Snowden’s leak of classified information; and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
James R. Clapper served as the U.S. Director of National Intelligence from 2010 until 2017. Mr. Clapper began his military career as an enlisted Marine Corps reservist in 1961 and rose to become a three-star Air Force lieutenant general. Nominated by President Bush and Senate confirmed in 2007, he served as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence until 2010 when he became, via President Obama’s nomination and the Senate’s unanimous vote, Director of National Intelligence. Mr. Clapper’s last day as DNI was January 20, 2017.
This event is open to the public and free.
This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $60.00 ($30.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
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