As part of the Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture Series, join us for a conversation with Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Ms. Amy McAuliffe, '90, Assistant Director of CIA for Weapons and Counterproliferation.
Avril Haines was sworn in as the Director of National Intelligence on January 21, 2021. She is the seventh Senate-confirmed DNI in our nation’s history and the first woman to lead the U.S. Intelligence Community. She joined the federal government as a civil servant and over the last two decades has worked in all three branches of government, in and outside of the intelligence community, and in academia as a research scholar at Columbia University and a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Haines most recently led the Transition’s National Security and Foreign Policy Team and served as a member of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.
Ms. McAuliffe currently serves as Assistant Director of CIA’s Weapons and Counterproliferation Mission Center, a position to which she was appointed in October 2021. Ms. McAuliffe has held a variety of positions at CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She served as Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for Counterterrorism. Prior to that, she was Chair of the NIC (2017-2019). Ms. McAuliffe graduated from the University of Notre Dame cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. She has a Master of Arts in International Affairs from American University and a Master of Arts in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. She is a recipient of a Presidential Rank Award—the highest award given to a civil servant—and the Langer Award, the most prestigious CIA award for analysts and leaders in the analytic field. She is also a recipient of the CIA Director’s Award.
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