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Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture: Foreign Spies and the US Response

Fri, Oct 26, 2012, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

You are cordially invited to the

Inaugural Brian Kelley Memorial Lecture

on the topic of
Foreign Spies and the US Response

Michelle Van Cleave
Former National Counterintelligence Executive

Friday, October 26
6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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This lecture is sponsored by IWP’s Student Government 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. 

Michelle Van CleaveMichelle Van Cleave served as the National Counterintelligence Executive under President George W. Bush. As the head of U.S. counterintelligence, she was responsible for providing strategic direction to and ensuring the integration of counterintelligence activities across the federal government. She previously held senior staff positions in the Congress (including staff director, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information; Minority Counsel, House Science, Space and Technology Committee; and professional staff member, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations), at the Pentagon coordinating homeland defense policy in the aftermath of 9/11, and in the White House Science Office, where she served as Assistant Director and General Counsel under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. A lawyer and consultant in private life, she is a Senior Fellow at George Washington University and a principal with the Jack Kemp Foundation, helping to establish and manage programs to develop, engage and recognize exceptional leaders. 

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