James Clapper – Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence
Thursday, November 8, 2018 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Lunch
Since he stepped down in 2017 as the longest serving US Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump. In particular, he has condemned President Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin and Trump’s denial of Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election. Putin’s determination to undermine American democratic institutions is just one of the many insights in Director Clapper’s new book Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence.
Director Clapper is widely admired for speaking truth to power. Asked why he chose Clapper as his DNI, President Obama replied that his top intelligence adviser “…possesses a quality that I value in all my advisers: a willingness to tell leaders what we need to know even if it’s not what we want to hear.”
In Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence, Clapper reflects on his career in US intelligence that spanned over 5 decades, including a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia’s influence operation during the 2016 US election campaign.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (Includes lunch); $15 Young Dems. $10 Lecture only