Former Director of National Intelligence talks global security
One of Dr James Clapper’s final tasks before stepping down as the Director of National Intelligence at the end of the Obama Administration was to release an extraordinary report on anticipated global trends through 2035, The Paradox of Progress. That report set out some stark messages about technology, cyber security, governance, democracy, economics, conflict, population, ideology, climate change, environment, and disease.
Dr Clapper will draw upon the US National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report, as well as his fifty-year career in intelligence, to offer his thoughts on how to make sense of an uncertain future – and what countries like Australia can do to protect and advance their interests.
This event is presented in partnership with the National Security College, Australian National University, and will be chaired by Geraldine Doogue AO.
James R. Clapper AO is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force. From 2010 to January 2017, he was the Director of National Intelligence, the Cabinet-level official in charge of the US intelligence community; this was his last position in a career spanning more than fifty years in US intelligence. He is visiting Australia as a guest of the National Security College at the Australian National University, where he holds the title of Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor.
Geraldine Doogue AO is a renowned journalist and broadcaster with experience in print, television and radio. She is the winner of two Penguin Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting from the Television Society of Australia, and a United Nations Media Peace Prize. In 2000, Geraldine was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for social and cultural reporting.
Presented by Sydney Opera House and the Australian National University