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Reflections on a Lifetime in Intelligence

Nov 30, 2020

This episode of Horns of a Dilemma is a powerhouse of intelligence knowledge. Adm. (Ret.) William McRaven, former chancellor of the University of Texas at Austin and retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, sits down with John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to discuss Brennan’s new book, Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and Abroad. This is a wide-ranging discussion that covers the history of the CIA, the decision-making styles of the presidents Brennan worked for, the events of 9/11, and some of the more controversial projects with which the CIA was involved.

McRaven and Brennan were introduced by Stephen Slick, director of the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

New Horns of a Dilemma Podcast: The Threat Assessment at the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival

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Oct 31, 2018

Will Inboden, Director of the Clements Center and the Editor-in-Chief of TNSR, moderates a discussion at the Texas Tribune Festival in the latest podcast from War on the Rocks. Panelists include former CIA Director John Brennan, former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command William McRaven, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Nicholas Rasmussen, and NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel.

Former CIA Director John Brennan Joins Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project

Sep 19, 2017

We are excited to welcome the UT-Austin alumnus back to the Forty Acres as a Senior Advisor to the Intelligence Studies Project and Distinguished Non-Resident Scholar at UT-Austin. 

ISP welcomes CIA Director John Brennan to UT

Sep 09, 2015

The Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin sponsored "Intelligence in American Society" with featured speaker CIA Director John O. Brennan, University of Texas Chancellor William McRaven, former Director of Central Intelligence Porter Goss, and Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick.