The Future of American Espionage

  • Starts: 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • Ends: 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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Panel discussion with four former CIA veterans. Chuck Cogen. Historian and associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School, Harvard University. Mr. Cogan was the Chief Near East South Asia Division in the Operations Directorate of the CIA 1979-1984, the Division that directed the American side of the resistance against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Jack Devine. Founding partner and President of The Arkin Group LLC and a 32-year veteran of the CIA. Mr. Devine served as both Acting Director and Associate Director of the CIA’s operations outside the United States and, in this capacity, he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. Jason Matthews. Thirty-three year veteran of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service where he was engaged in clandestine collection of national security intelligence operations against Soviet-East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean targets. Mr. Matthews also managed covert action projects against the Weapons of Mass Destruction programs of the world’s Rogue States. Joseph Wippl. Former CIA operations officer in the National Clandestine Service. He served as Senior NCS representative to the Aldrich Ames Damage Assessment Team, as Chief of the CIA's Europe Division, and as the CIA’s Director of Congressional Affairs. He is currently a Professor of the Practice and Director of Graduate Studies at Boston University's International Relations Department. Discussion Chair: Phillip O'Neill. International lawyer, arbitrator and educator. He is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. Mr. O’Neill is an adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Law and Boston College Law School.
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