Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project, a joint partnership between the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, dives into the implications for American Safety in this year's presidential election for Foreign Policy.
Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick joined former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management Joan Dempsey and The New Yorker Executive Editor and Author David Rohde on September 16 for a virtual meeting on “Trust and Distrust in the American Political System” hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Panelists discuss the intersection of U.S. politics and the theory of the “deep state,” including the devolution of public trust in government agencies and what effect this has, how to combat public distrust, and the role and responsibility of U.S. government agencies throughout history. Rand Corporation Senior Researcher Linda Robinson moderated.
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, we listen to a discussion moderated by Steve Slick of the Intelligence Studies Project about the role of intelligence in the COVID-19 pandemic. Slick is joined by Bobby Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Paul Pope, senior fellow at the Intelligence Studies Project, and Calder Walton, assistant director of the Applied History Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Their conversation touches on whether the failure to properly anticipate and warn about the novel coronavirus constitutes an intelligence failure, what changes might be required in the intelligence community in the wake of the pandemic, and what type of investigation or inquiry might be appropriate in order to learn lessons and incorporate changes for both the intelligence community and the whole of government moving forward.
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently published results from the second round of an annual poll, sponsored by the Texas National Security Network at the University of Texas at Austin, which aims to shed light on Americans’ perceptions of the intelligence community. Steve Slick (Intelligence Studies Project Director), Joshua Busby (Clements Center Faculty Fellow), and Kingsley Burns (Chancellors Scholar and Clements Center Graduate Portfolio student) co-authored a summary of the findings in Lawfare.
In the final installment of the 2019 Intelligence Studies Project Symposium, Susan Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, delivers the keynote address. Following the keynote, she sat down with Stephen Slick, director of the Intelligence Studies Project, to discuss intelligence in transition.
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