Expert on national security issues to speak at Union

Publication Date

Mark Lowenthal, an internationally recognized expert on intelligence, will speak 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in Lippman Hall 016.

Lowenthal will discuss current issues in U.S. intelligence. His talk is free and open to the public.

Lowenthal is president and CEO of the Intelligence and Security Academy, a national security education, training and consulting company.

From 2002-2005, he served as the assistant director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production and also as the vice chair for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council. He also served as counselor to the director of Central Intelligence.

The author of numerous books and articles on intelligence and national security issues, Lowenthal’s most recent book, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy, has become the standard college and graduate school textbook on the subject.

Lowenthal received his B.A. from Brooklyn College and his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. He was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Intelligence Community’s highest award.

In 1988, Lowenthal was the Grand Champion on the television quiz show Jeopardy!

He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University.