IWP professor Brian Kelley has been organizing the Annual Raleigh Spy Conference, which will take place from August 24-26 at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.
The keynote speaker for the conference will be General Michael Hayden - the only person to serve as director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He will discuss "The Killing of Usama Bin Laden: Building a Bridge Pebble by Pebble."
Other prominent speakers include Michasel Sulick, former Director of the National Clandestine Service of the CIA; Doug Waller, whose recently released book on General "Wild Bill" Donovan met with critical acclaim; and Nigel West, a preeminent and prolific writer on intelligence matters. Prof. Kelley will also speak at the event.
IWP professor and President of the Association for Intelligence Officers Gene Poteat has endorsed the conference:
In Washington, it's difficult for the public to comprehend important intelligence and terrorism issues since everything is partisan and politically charged. Outside Washington, there are few voices for the public to hear, and those heard are often wrong or media-driven. Few are able to explain to the public what really has happened, and is happening, in intelligence, counterterrorism and national security - important issues, which, throughout history, have spelled the survival or loss of this or other nations. The annual Raleigh Spy Conference is a rare opportunity to hear it straight, with an unusual 'insider's' perspective and knowledge. Each year this conference opens that door to share remarkable insights and stellar speakers with the public. If one claims a scintilla of world-affairs knowledge, it cannot be true unless the annual Raleigh Spy Conference is on your calendar.
A discount will be offered for IWP students. Please contact Prof. Kelley for more information.