DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, MICHAEL MORELL HAD TO CANCEL HIS VISIT. THE TALK IS BEING REPLACED WITH A PANEL DISCUSSION ON TERRORISM.
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About the Event: Michael Morell, Former Deputy Director and twice Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will be interviewed by Amy Zegart, CISAC Co-director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions after the interview. A book signing will follow. Copies of Michael Morell's book will be available for purchase in the Reuben Hills ("East") Conference Room, on the second floor of Encina Hall.
About the Speaker: Michael Morell, the former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is one of our nation’s leading national security professionals, with extensive experience in intelligence and foreign policy.
During his 33-year career at CIA, he served as Deputy Director for over three years, a job in which he managed the Agency’s day-to-day operations, represented the Agency at the White House and Congress, and maintained the Agency’s relationships with intelligence services and foreign leaders around the world. Michael also served twice as Acting Director, leading CIA when Leon Panetta was named Secretary of Defense and again after David Petraeus left government.
Michael’s senior assignments at CIA also included serving for two years as the Director of Intelligence, the Agency’s top analyst, and for two years as Executive Director, the CIA’s top administrator—managing human resources, the budget, security, and information technology for an agency the size of a Fortune 200 firm.
Michael retired from the CIA in September 2013. Upon retiring, he joined the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a senior fellow. He also became a member of the Board of Directors of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, one the of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, as well as a Senior Counselor at Beacon Global Strategies, a Washington, DC based national security consulting firm. Michael is also a commentator on national security issues for CBS News.