Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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Room 369, Belfer Center Library, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Intelligence Seminar

"Rethinking Intelligence in a World of Human and Natural Weapons of Mass Destruction," with Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, former Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the Department of Energy. Intelligence Project Director Paul Kolbe will moderate.  

Nuclear War. WMD Terrorism. Climate Change.These are the existential threats facing us in the 21st century. However, today's intelligence agencies are not sufficiently nor effectively addressing them. Why is this? What must be done to correct course? In this seminar, former Intelligence Project Director Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will return to the Belfer Center to address these questions and present his latest project, "Rethinking Intelligence in a World of Human and Natural Weapons of Mass Destruction." After 9/11, Rolf spent four years as the CIA's top WMD sleuth – tracking down terrorist actors seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction. This task required courage, creative thinking, and out-of-the-box ideas. Addressing today's existential threats requires the same. So what can can be done to combat the existential threat of climate change? Maybe it takes an intelligence officer known for his innovative and unconventional ideas to figure it out. 

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. RSVP here.

Contact Name: 

Amanda Sardonis

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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