Kalaris Intelligence Studies

Intelligence Studies at the Center for Security Studies are made possible through the generosity of a fund dedicated in honor of George T. Kalaris (b. May 4, 1922 - d. September 13, 1995).

George T. Kalaris

George Kalaris was born in Billings, Montana. In 1933 at the age of eleven, Mr. Kalaris’ mother took George to Greece. He remained there through the Nazi occupation under false papers. Mr. Kalaris returned to America when he was drafted to the U.S. Army for two years. He then completed law school at the University of Montana. He worked briefly for the National Labor Relations Board before joining the CIA in 1952.

From 1952 until 1974 Mr. Kalaris had spent most of his career as a clandestine operations officer in Greece, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines and Brazil. He won special admiration for his central role in acquiring a warhead and operational manuals for a Soviet SA-2 anti-aircraft missile in Indochina. In 1974 he was assigned by the CIA to clean up an internal mess left by his predecessor, a seemingly endless hunt for a Soviet agent in its own ranks that had done much internal damage.

After two years of leading the counterintelligence staff, Mr. Kalaris was named chief of the Soviet-East Europe Division, where he continued to try to clean up damage from the spy hunt. He was named special assistant to the new director of central intelligence, Stansfield Turner, in 1979 and the following year was credited with ending decades of hostility between the agency and the FBI with the creation of a joint operation to turn Soviet agents into defectors. He retired in 1980.

Ethos and Profession of Intelligence

June 12, 2014

The Central Intelligence Agency paired up with the Center for Security Studies to host its first public national security conference. The conference featured discussions on a range of national security issues by a stimulating lineup of keynote speakers, panelists, and moderators, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields. Bridging government, academia, the media, and the private sector, this conference gave each participant - on stage and in the audience - new perspectives on the Intelligence Community and how the IC can best serve the open society it defends.

Introductory Remarks

John O. Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency 
Robert Mueller III, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2001-2013
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Panel One: Intelligence and Technology: Emerging Threats and Collection

Chris Inglis, Department of Defense (Retired)
James Lewis, Senior Fellow and Director of Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI), Member in Congress for 8th District of Michigan
Master of Ceremonies: David Robarge, Chief Historian, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Sue Gordan, Director, CIA Information Operations Center
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Panel Two: Intelligence and the Private Sector

John Gannon, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
Letitia Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Giman Louie, Alsop Louie Partners
Juan Zarate, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Master of Ceremonies: David Robarge, Chief Historian, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Paul Pillar, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University; and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
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Keynote Address

John O. Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
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Panel Three: Roles of Intelligence in the 21st Century

Arif Alikhan, Deputy Executive Director, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Fire/EMS at Los Angeles World Airports
Mark Lowenthal, former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production
John McLaughlin, former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA
John Negroponte, former Deputy Director of State; and first-ever Director of National Intelligence
Moderator: Siobhan Gorman, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
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Panel Four: Balancing Secrecy and Transparency: Accountability and the Public

David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center
Caroline Krass, General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
Robert Litt, Second General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
David Sanger, National Security Correspondent, New York Times
Master of Ceremonies: David Robarge, Chief Historian, Central Intelligence Agency
Moderator: Elizabeth Arsenault, Assistant Dean, Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University
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A National Security Discussion with Robert Mueller

October 4, 2013

Robert Mueller has been appointed Georgetown University’s first distinguished executive-in-residence. He continues to work closely with students in the Security Studies Program on a variety of security-related issues. In October of 2013, SSP students were invited to exchange in a frank and open dialogue with Director Mueller. While his experiences with domestic intelligence and the reaction to 9/11 were hot topics, Director Mueller also provided valuable lessons in leadership and service. As distinguished executive-in-residence at Georgetown, he will provide faculty, students and university leaders with insights and perspectives based on his lengthy career in public service. More details on the event can be found here.

Covert Action Conference: Adaptation, Challenges, and Advances

February 7, 2013

Georgetown University's Security Studies Program hosted a number of practitioners and scholars for the Covert Action Conference, held in February 2013. The conference made for a rich discussion on issues of import in the realm of intelligence, featuring a keynote address and four expert panels. More details on the conference can be found here.

Welcome

Bruce Hoffman (view bio), Director, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University
Genevieve Lester (view bio), Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University

Keynote

John McLaughlin (view bio), Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies

Panel One: Changing Relationships and Constraints

John Rizzo (view bio), Steptoe and Johnson
Catherine Lotrionte (view bio), Georgetown University
Jennifer Kibbe (view bio), Franklin and Marshall College
James Bruce (view bio), RAND Corporation
Moderator: Marty Lederman (view bio), Georgetown University Law Center

Panel Two: Scholarship and Transparency

John Prados (view bio), National Security Archive, George Washington University
Loch Johnson (view bio), University of Georgia
Scott Shane (view bio), The New York Times
David Ignatius (view bio), The Washington Post
Moderator: Genevieve Lester (view bio), Georgetown University

Panel Three: Internal Perspectives

Arturo Munoz (view bio), RAND Corporation
David Robarge (view bio), Central Intelligence Agency
Michael Warner (view bio), US Cyber Command
Moderator: Burton Gerber (view bio), Georgetown University

Panel Four: Covert Action, Process, and Policy

Karen Greenberg (view bio), Center on National Security, Fordham School of Law
Roy Godson (view bio), National Strategy Information Center
George Jameson (view bio), Jameson Consulting
William Daugherty (view bio), Armstrong Atlantic State University
Moderator: Paul Pillar (view bio), Georgetown University

Moles, Defectors, and Deceptions: James Angleton and His Influence on US Counterintelligence

March 29, 2012

A Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Georgetown University's then-Center for Peace & Security Studies hosted a join conference celebrating the counterintelligence legacy of James Angleton, chief of the CIA's Counterintelligence Staff from 1954 to 1975. The event consisted of a keynote address and three panels, featuring scholars of and specialists within the counterintelligence community. More details on the conference can be found here.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center)
Bruce Hoffman (Georgetown University)

Panel One: Angleton from the Inside

Tennent Bagley (CIA, retired)
Carl Colby (Producer/Director “The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby”)
Edward Epstein (author, journalist)
Ronald Kessler (author, journalist)
Barry Royden (CIA)

Keynote Address: Intelligence and Conspiracy Theory: The Case of James Angleton in the Long-Term Perspective

Christopher Andrew (University of Cambridge)

Panel Two: Angleton and His Times

Loch Johnson (University of Georgia)
Oleg Kalugin (CI Centre)
David Martin (author, journalist)
Randall Woods (University of Arkansas)

Panel Three: The Long View

John Prados (National Security Archive)
David Robarge (Central Intelligence Agency)
David Wise (author, journalist)

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UK and U.S. Approaches in Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities, and the Internet

April 1, 2011 - Washington, DC

The then-Center for Peace and Security Studies, The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and King’s College London’s International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) held a day-long, multisession symposium on the issue of Islamist radicalization. The symposium, held at CFR’s office in Washington, D.C., aimed to bring together leading officials and experts from the United Kingdom and the United States to take stock, exchange best practices and develop fresh ideas for tackling some of the most important issues in the current debate.

This event was made possible by Georgetown University's George T. Kalaris Intelligence Studies Fund and the generous support of longtime CFR member Rita E. Hauser. Additionally, this event was organized in cooperation with the CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

UK Keynote: A New Approach to Counter-Radicalization

Speaker: Pauline Neville-Jones, Minister of State for Security and Counterterrorism, Home Office
Presider: James M. Lindsay, Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

Transcript: A New Approach to Counter-Radicalization
Audio: A New Approach to Counter-Radicalization
Video: A New Approach to Counter-Radicalization

U.S. Keynote: Community Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism

Speaker: Jane Holl Lute, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Presider: Bruce Hoffman, Director, Center for Security Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Transcript: Community Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism
Audio: Community Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism
Video: Community Partnerships to Counter Violent Extremism

Panel One: Violent Radicalization – Key Trends and Developments

Speakers: John Scarlett, Former Chief, British Secret Intelligence Service
Juan Carlos Zarate, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combatting Terrorism
Presider: Eric Schmitt, Terrorism and National Security Correspondent, New York Times

Panel Two: Intelligence and Counter-Radicalization

Speakers: Charles Allen, Principal, Chertoff Group; Former Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis
William J. Bratton, Former Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department; Chairman, Kroll, Altegrity, Inc.
Peter Clarke, Former Head, Counterterrorism Command, New Scotland Yard, and UK National Coordinator of Terrorist Investigations
Presider: Dina Temple-Raston, Counterterrorism Correspondent, NPR

Transcript: U.K. and U.S. Approaches to Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities and the Internet
Audio: Intelligence and Counter-Radicalization
Video: Intelligence and Counter-Radicalization

Panel Three: “Reaching Out” – Promoting Community Engagement

Speakers: Ed Husain, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Suhail Khan, Former Adviser, George W. Bush Administration
Abdal Ullah, Councillor, Tower Hamlets; Former Member, London Metropolitan Police Authority
Presider: Craig Whitlock, National Security Correspondent, Washington Post

Transcript: Reaching Out – Promoting Community Engagement
Audio: Reaching Out – Promoting Community Engagement
Video: Reaching Out – Promoting Community Engagement

Panel Four: “New Frontiers” – Countering Online Radicalization

Speakers: Shahed Amanullah, Founder, altmuslim.com; Senior Adviser for Technology, U.S. Department of State
Daniel Kimmage, Group Director for Digital Presence, Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, U.S. Department of State
Shiraz Maher, Associate Fellow, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
William McCants, Founder, jihadica.com; Senior Adviser, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Peter R. Neumann, Director, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation; Visiting Fellow, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Steven Simon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: James M. Lindsay Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

Transcript: U.K. and U.S. Approaches to Countering Radicalization: Intelligence, Communities and the Internet – Closing Remarks