Wippl Gives Talks on U.S., Transatlantic Intelligence


Joseph Wippl, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, gave several recent lectures, including the keynote address at a conference held at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the German Historical Institute, in Washington D.C.

Wippl’s keynote, entitled “Unilateral vs. Multilateral Liaison:  The Future of Transatlantic Intelligence,” was part of the Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community conference organized in cooperation with the International Intelligence History Association.

On March 28, 2017 Wippl gave a talk at the Milton Library on intelligence and how it has changed following the end of the Cold War and the events of September 11, 2001.

Wippl gave a presentation on the Aldrich Ames espionage case at the St. Botolph Club in Boston on March 2017. On March 22, Wippl gave a presentation to the naval ROTC detachment on current and future intelligence challenges for the United States.

Wippl is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer. He spent a 30 year career as an operations officer in the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Wippl has served overseas as an operations officer and operations manager in Bonn, West Germany; Guatemala City; Luxembourg; Madrid, Spain; Mexico City; Vienna, Austria; and Berlin, Germany.