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Friday, September 28 • 8:30am - 9:30am
The Threat Assessment

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How vulnerable are we to terrorism today?

Supported by the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Texas Bankers Association

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William Inboden

Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin
Inboden has served as executive director of the Clements Center since 2015. He previously served as senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council and as a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. State Department. Inboden is also a distinguished scholar... Read More →

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John Brennan

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Brennan served as director of the CIA under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017. Prior to his appointment, he served as the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. Brennan worked at the CIA from 1980 to 2005, serving as chief of staff to former... Read More →
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Richard Engel

Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC News
Engel has served as chief foreign correspondent for NBC News since 2008. He joined NBC News in 2003, serving as the network’s primary Iraq correspondent and later as senior Middle East correspondent and Beirut bureau chief. Engel previously served as a freelance journalist for ABC... Read More →
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William McRaven

Former Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command
McRaven served for 37 years as a Navy SEAL and was commander of U.S. Special Operations. He is the primary author of the government’s 2006 National Strategy for Combating Terrorism and has advised the secretary of defense, secretary of state and secretary of homeland security. Most... Read More →
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Nicholas Rasmussen

Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
Rasmussen serves as senior director for counterterrorism programs at the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He previously served as director of the National Counterterrorism Center from 2014 to 2017. Rasmussen has also served on the National Security Council staff under... Read More →

Friday September 28, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
The Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701