Upcoming Events 

Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center: September 12 at 1 pm- Kansas Union Crossroads Room

Join us for a presentation about the role of the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC). Established in 2009, KIFC’s mission is to generate intelligence analysis critical for homeland security policy and relevant threat warning in order to protect life, liberty, and property in Kansas and the Great Plains region. Free & open to the public.

CIA Careers Presentation and Simulation: October 24,  Kansas Union

Careers Presentation: 1 pm, Crossroads Room

Simulation: 1:30 pm, Alderson Room

184th Intelligence Wing- Kansas Air National Guard: Nov. 1, Time and Location TBD

Career Q & A: United States Intelligence Community with Tom Crawford, former FBI Counterterrorism Officer : November 7 at 5 pm  Burge Union Forum D

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Missed an event? Videos of some of our past lectures can be found in our Event Archive.


Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. We will reschedule this event. Please check back for a new date and time in the fall 2019 semester.

Join us for a presentation about the role of the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC). Established in 2009, KIFC’s mission is to generate intelligence analysis critical for homeland security policy and relevant threat warning in order to protect life, liberty, and property in Kansas and the Great Plains region. Free & open to the public.



Past Events

2019 Security Conference: April 22-23

Cyber Attacks, Intellectual Property, & University Open Research: The Perfect Storm

For a full agenda, more information, and to REGISTER, please click here.

An Evening with David E. Sanger

NYTimes National Security Correspondent

“War, Sabotage, & Fear in the Cyber Age”

Monday, April 22
Dole Institute of Politics

Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Security Correspondent for the New York Times, David E. Sanger is one of the nation’s most lucid analysts of geopolitics, globalization, and cyber power. His new book, The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age, is an incisive look into how cyberwarfare is influencing elections, threatening national security, and bringing us to the brink of global war. Part of the ICCAE Security Conference, “Cyber Attacks, Intellectual Property, & University Open Research: The Perfect Storm” April 22-23. Sponsored by the Kansas Consortium-ICCAE, KU Graduate Military Programs, KU School of Law, KU Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellowship, KU Center for Military, War, & Society Studies, KU Dept. of Political Science, Dole Institute of Politics, and the Command & General Staff College Foundation of Ft. Leavenworth.

CIA and Military Operations: The DOD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship

Thursday, April 18
Speaker: David P. Oakley, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University
Since 9/11, the CIA and Dept. of Defense have operated together in Afghanistan, Iraq, and counterterrorism operations. Although the Global War on Terrorism gave the DIA and DoD a common purpose, it was actions taken in the late 1980s and early 1990s that set the foundation for their current relationship. Author David Oakley will explore this relationship, how war and counterterrorism has influenced policymakers, and the future of intelligence and military operations.

The New Cold War with Russia

Thursday, April 11
Speaker: Fred Geiger, CIA Military Analyst (Ret.)
Russia’s attack on Crimea and support for Donbas separatists in 2014 was the key trigger for the West to recognize renewed conflict. Its 2015 intervention in Syria was a subsequent shock that made clear the country is again an international player. However, the New Cold War’s origins were at least a decade in the making. Fred Geiger, CIA Military Analyst (Ret.), will outline similarities and differences between the past and present Cold Wars with Russia.

2018 Events

U.S. Ambassador Eunice Reddick: Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, December 5

The campus community is invited to a lunch & learn conversation with Ambassador Eunice S. Reddick (Ret.). An accomplished diplomat, AMB Reddick has extensive experience shaping U.S. policy on Africa and Asia. Her many accomplishments include developing strategies to increase economic growth in Niger, supporting Gabon’s constitutional transition following the death of their long-serving president, and increasing the capacity of Sao Tome & Principe’s navies to confront piracy and other illegal activity in the Gulf of Guinea.

CIA Simulations at KU

Thursday, November 15

9:00-10:30 AM Directorate of Analysis (DA) Simulation
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Directorate of Operations (DO) Simulation

The Central Intelligence Agency invites students who are interested in a career as an intelligence professional to participate in analytical and operational simulation exercises on the KU campus. This exercise is tailored for students who want to learn how they can apply their backgrounds and problem solving skills to national security issues. During the exercise, students will play the role of CIA intelligence analysts assigned to a team. CIA intelligence analysts gather information from a wide variety of sources to develop objective, meaningful, and usable intelligence assessments. During the simulation, you and your teammates will be charged with investigating a potential emerging problem that demands critical thinking skills and sophisticated analysis, and your team will provide a detailed and convincing report of your findings.

CIA Information Session with the KU Career Center

Wednesday, November 14

The Central Intelligence Agency's primary mission is to collect, evaluate, and disseminate foreign intelligence information to assist the President and senior US Government policymakers in making decisions related to national security. CIA carefully selects well-qualified people in nearly all fields of study. Science, engineering, economics, foreign languages, mathematics and computer specialist are but a few of the professionals continually in demand. Applicants can view all positions available on the website (https://www.cia.gov/careers) and must apply online to be considered for a position. Applicants must have US citizenship and the ability to successfully complete medical examinations and security procedures including a polygraph interview. All positions are located in the Northern Virginia area.

CIA Office Hours

Thursday, November 15

Representatives from the CIA Directorate of Analysis, Directorate of Operations, and Directorate of Digital Innovation will host office hours for one-on-one conversations with students. To sign up for an office hour, email lvonholt@ku.edu.

An Overview of the Central Intelligence Agency

Thursday, October 25

Kevin Rousseau, Chair of National Intelligence Studies at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth will address the history, current organization, and missions of the CIA. For more information, iccae.ku.edu

 Africa Experiences of a Defense Intelligence Officer

Wednesday, October 17

Roderick Jackson, Chair of Defense Intelligence Studies at the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, will discuss his prior work in Africa. For more information, iccae.ku.edu

Can Geography Be Physical, Human, and Intelligence?

Thursday, October 4

Ralph Erwin is the Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer assigned by the Army National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Support Team to be the NGA Liaison to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the Combined Arms Center (CAC) at Fort Leavenworth. Free and open to the public.

Wildlife Trafficking & Illicit Networks: Following Illegal Trade with Open-Source Geo-Analysis

Thursday, September 20

Wildlife poaching is a constant threat to endangered animal populations, and illegal sales of items such as elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn funds up to 40 percent of terrorist activity in some parts of the world. This talk will discuss how the U.S. Intelligence Community and NGOs partner to address wildlife trafficking by using Geospatial-Analysis to illuminate illegal trade patterns and their potential convergence with other forms of illicit networks. Dr. Odean Serrano is Director of Geo-Analytics at Chengeta Wildlife and the former Intelligence Community Lead for Environmental Geography at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Crime-Terror Intersections and Intelligence-Led Responses

April 19, 2018
9am – 4pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
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The annual security conference brings together scholars and practitioners to explore the intersections of organized crime and terrorism and government responses to the crime-terror nexus. It will feature an award-winning investigative journalist, Dana Priest, as a keynote speaker. The morning panel will showcase path-breaking research on the changing nature and types of terrorist-criminal connections and the new challenges they pose to the governments’ efforts to fight organized crime and terrorism. The afternoon panel will illuminate ways in which the U.S. government and intelligence community have tackled the complex issue of the terrorist-criminal intersections.

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