You are cordially invited to the third
Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture
on the topic of
Energy Security in the 21st Century
Ambassador R. James Woolsey
Former Director of Central Intelligence
Friday, February 5
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Registration for this event is now closed.
Please note that unregistered guests will not be permitted to attend due to space constraints.
This event is co-sponsored by the IWP Alumni Association.
Brian Kelley Memorial Lectures: The passing of Professor Brian Kelley was a grave loss to the Institute and to our country. His knowledge, experiences and dedication were at a level that is hard to match. In his time at IWP he brought his own knowledge, as well as the knowledge of experts in the intelligence community, to help the students gain as much as they possibly could during their time at IWP. This lecture is meant to honor his memory and continue his tradition of providing students with the opportunity to hear comments from experts in their given careers within the intelligence community.
The first Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture was given by Michelle Van Cleave in 2012 on the topic of "Foreign Spies and the US Response," and the second was given by William M. Nolte on the topc of "Counterintelligence After Snowden."
Ambassador R. James Woolsey has served as the Director of Central Intelligence, as chief negotiator to the CFE (Conventional Armed Forces in Europe) talks with the rank of ambassador, and as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Jim has been one of the most prominent analysts of national security issues, as well as energy policy. He has been a proponent of US energy independence and the protection of major infrastructure vulnerabilities, such as our electric grid upon which everything in our civilization depends.
In addition to his five presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, Amb. Woolsey has also served as a board member on a number of publicly and privately held companies, generally in fields related to technology and security. In 2009, he was the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and in 2010-11, he was a Senior Fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.