You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
Of Mice and Men and Women Too:
A Conversation About Counterintelligence
Michelle Van Cleave
Former National Counterintelligence Executive
Thursday, May 25
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
This discussion is part of IWP’s Women Executives in National Security (WENS) program.
This event is co-sponsored by the IWP Alumni Association.
Michelle Van Cleave served as the National Counterintelligence Executive under President George W. Bush. As the first statutory head of U.S. counterintelligence, she was responsible for directing and integrating FBI, CIA, Defense and other counterintelligence activities across the federal government. She has also 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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