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Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence
James Clapper - Director of National Intelligence (2010-2017)

Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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7:00 PM Program & Book Signing
Parish Episcopal School- Midway Campus

In a world shrouded in secrecy, it’s unusual for a life-long intelligence officer to speak candidly about issues that are playing out in real-time. But James Clapper isn’t just any intelligence official—he’s the former director of national intelligence who, at the recommendation of then secretary of defense Robert Gates, served President Barack Obama for six years. On his watch, the seasoned career intelligence officer had to navigate the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency, a brush with perjury charges, WikiLeaks, and alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. 

Clapper came from a military family where serving in the intelligence community was the norm. He was one of the first hundred Air Force intelligence officers to go to Vietnam, and at one time even worked alongside his father, who was the NSA's deputy country chief.  After Vietnam, he remained with the Air Force and quickly made his way up the ranks, going on to a career in military intelligence that included leading the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He became the fourth U.S. director of national Intelligence in 2010. 

In his new book, Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence, Clapper contemplates the pressing cybersecurity and privacy issues facing our nation and citizens. In an armchair conversation with Brendan Miniter, editorial editor for The Dallas Morning News, he will offer his perspective on these issues, along with the successes and failures of the intelligence community. Don’t miss this program with a man who has been a major influence on the evolution of national and global intelligence.  

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Location: Parish Episcopal School - Midway Campus
4101 Sigma Rd
Dallas, TX 75244
Fees: $15 Event Ticket (Does not include book)

Sold Out: $35 Members*; $55 Non-Members*
*Ticket includes 1 book
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