Distinguished Thinkers Forum and Luncheon

John E. McLaughlin, Tuesday, June 27, 2017

President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s Historic Influence on Global Democratic Elections

Join us for a luncheon, presentation and Q&A with Mr. John E. McLaughlin. McLaughlin served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the CIA, capping a three decade-long career. As the former head of our nation’s premiere intelligence gathering agency, Mr. McLaughlin has unique insight into the Russian Federation, President Putin, the KGB and their historic role in interfering in global democratic elections.

11:00 a.m.
Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
600 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, California

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About John E. McLaughlin

John E McLaughlin, NDNU's 2017 Distinguished Thinkers Forum Speaker

John E McLaughlin

John E. McLaughlin is Distinguished Practitioner in Residence in the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. McLaughlin, a 1966 graduate of SAIS, served as Acting Director of Central Intelligence from July to September of 2004 and as the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director for Intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency, Vice Chairman for Estimates and Acting Chairman of the National Intelligence Council.

Over the course of his career, Mr. McLaughlin has worked on nearly every part of the world and supervised clandestine operations, analysis, and scientific and technical work. He has frequently briefed the President and the Congress, represented the intelligence community in meetings of the National Security Council, and traveled widely to strengthen U.S. relations with national security counterparts in numerous countries.

In early 2010, Mr. McLaughlin led, at the request of the Director of National Intelligence, a study of the failed terrorist attack on a Northwest Airlines flight at Christmas 2009 and developed a series of recommendations for improving intelligence collection and analysis on terrorist plans. He recently served on the Advisory Board that assisted Norway’s Statoil in its “lessons learned” study of the January 2013 terrorist attack on its natural gas facility in southern Algeria.

In his position at Johns Hopkins/SAIS, Mr. McLaughlin teaches a graduate level course on American Intelligence, organizes conferences and seminars, and conducts research on national security issues. He continues to testify before congressional committees and to participate in public policy debates through articles in major newspapers and journals and commentary on television and radio. .

While Deputy Director for Intelligence from 1997 to 2000, he created the Senior Analytic Service. He also founded the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis, an institution dedicated to teaching the history, mission, and essential skills of the analytic profession to new CIA employees.

In addition to earning his master’s degree in international relations from SAIS/Johns Hopkins, he received a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University and completed graduate work in comparative politics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. McLaughlin is a graduate of the US Army Infantry Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning and was recently inducted into the School’s Hall of Fame. He completed a US Army tour in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969.

Mr. McLaughlin is the recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Community Service Award, the National Security Medal, and the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2016, he received the William Oliver Baker Award from the private Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). He recently served as the Humanitas Visiting Professor for intelligence at Oxford University.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Diplomacy. He serves on a Homeland Security advisory board. He is a Board of Trustees member at the Noblis Corporation. He writes a foreign affairs column at www.ozy.com.

Mr, McLaughlin is Chairman of the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, which raises funds for the education of children who lose a parent in CIA service.


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