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A Day in the Life of CIAs Directorate of Intelligence

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
International Affairs Building, Room 1512

The Harriman Institute and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies Present: A Day in the Life of CIAs Directorate of Intelligence with Peter Clement Former Deputy Director for Intelligence for Analytic Programs, CIA, Visiting Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, and member SIWPS

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:00p.m. 2:00p.m. Columbia University International Affairs Building 15th Floor, Room 1512 420 West 118th Street, New York City Abstract: Professor Clement will briefly describe the range of activities undertaken each day by CIAs analytic directorate to support US policymakers, including: contributing to the Presidents Daily Brief book, briefing senior US policymakers in the executive branch and Congress, conducting research and analysis of longer-term trends, and responding to myriad taskings from US government officials, and participating in Intelligence Community national intelligence estimates.

Bio: Peter Clement comes to SIPA from CIAs Directorate of Intelligence, where he just completed an eight-year tour as Deputy Director for Intelligence for Analytic Programs. He has held a number of senior analytic and management positions, including Director of the Office of Russian and Eurasian Analysis, and CIAs Russia Issue Manager from 1997-2003. Prof. Clement served as the PDB daily briefer for Vice-President Cheney, NSC Adviser Rice and Deputy NSC Adviser Hadley in 2003-2004. He briefly served at the National Security Council as the Director for Russia and later served as the senior CIA representative to the US Mission to the United Nations. Prof. Clement has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2001 and is a longtime member of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. He has taught Russian history and politics for over 10 years at the University of Maryland and the University of Virginias northern Virginia campus. Mr. Clement has published some 10 journal articles and book chapters on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, Central Asia, and the Cuban missile crisis. Prof. Clement holds a PhD in Russian history and an MA in Modern European history from Michigan State University, and a BA in liberal arts from SUNY-Oswego.