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Trinity to Host Spring Colloquium: “Intelligence Support for the War on Terrorism”


us-flag.jpgTrinity’s Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence is hosting its fourth annual Spring Colloquium, “Intelligence Support for the War on Terrorism,” on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. The Colloquium is sponsored by a grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Distinguished professionals from intelligence community agencies and from non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives from Trinity’s ICCAE Faculty and its Student Scholars Program, will address the challenges of combating terrorism, counter-insurgency, and counter-proliferation from an intelligence perspective. Representatives from intelligence community agencies will be on hand to provide information regarding careers in intelligence.

The Colloquium is open to all interested individuals free of charge. All planning to attend however are requested to register in advance. For more information or to register for the symposium please contact Stan Dai at 202-884-9689 or email

Visit the Colloquium web page for updated information about the agenda.


8:00 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. Welcome/Overview of ICCAE
Dr. James S. Robbins, Director, Trinity ICCAE

9:45 a.m. Morning Session I: The Nature of the Unconventional Challenge
Dr. Tom Marks, National Defense University
Professor Ken deGraffenreid, Institute for World Politics, Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive 2004-2005
Ted Gistaro, National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, NCTC

11:00 a.m. Morning Session II: Alternative and Structured Analysis of Terror Threats
Joe Brittain, National Counter Terrorism Center

11:45 p.m. Break/ Lunch seating

12:00 p.m. Luncheon Remarks
The Honorable Robert C. McFarlane, Chairman, McFarlane Associates Inc.

1:15 p.m. Afternoon Session I: Intelligence Reform
Dr. William Nolte, University of Maryland, former Deputy Assistant Director of Central Intelligence
Michael Warner, UCIA, author of 2005 CIA study, US Intelligence Community Reform Studies Since 1947

2:15 p.m. Afternoon Session II: Cultural Intelligence
Colonel Robert Sharp, British Army (ret), National Defense University

3:00 p.m. Afternoon Session III: Assessing Iranian Nuclear Programs and Intentions
Trinity IC Student Scholar Team Briefs
Mr. Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council
Representative from Center for Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control (WINPAC)

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:15 p.m. Agency Recruiting / Reception
Representatives from Agencies including MCIA, NSA, DIA

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