July 12, 2022

Hon James R Clapper
former Director of National Intelligence

to address

The Korea Peninsula Issues and US National Security

ICAS Summer Symposium Libertas
Humanity, Liberty, Peace and Security

August 29 2022 730 PM – 830 PM EDT Washington DC
August 30 2022 830 AM – 930 AM KST Seoul Korea

On-line Registration
(Access Code to Registrant Only)

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that James R Clapper will address the virtual ICAS Summer Symposium Libertas on August 29, 2022 730 PM - 830 PM EDT Washington DC.

The Honorable James R Clapper served as the fourth and longest-tenured US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) from August 9, 2010 to January 20, 2017. In this position, Jim led the United States Intelligence Community and served as the principal intelligence advisor to President Barak Obama.

He retired in 1995 after a career in the US Armed Forces. It began in 1961 when Jim enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve and culminated as a lieutenant general in the US Air Force as the 11th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Jim's intelligence-related positions over his 32 years in uniform included Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence at Headquarters, US Air Force during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and Director of Intelligence for three combatant commands: US Forces Korea; Pacific Command, and Strategic Air Command. He served two combat tours during the Southeast Asia conflict, and during the second, flew 73 combat support missions in EC-47’s over Laos and Cambodia.

Directly following his retirement, Jim worked in industry for six years as an executive in three successive companies with the Intelligence Community as his business focus. He also served as a consultant and advisor to Congress and to the Departments of Defense and Energy, and as a member of a variety of government panels, boards, commissions, and advisory groups. Jim was a senior member of the Downing Assessment Task Force which investigated the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996, and was vice chairman of a commission chaired by former Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia on the subject of homeland security and served on the NSA Advisory Board.

He returned to the government two days after 9/11 as the third director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA). Jim served in this capacity for almost five years, transforming it into the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as it is today.

Prior to becoming the DNI, he served for over three years in two Administrations as the second Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, where Jim served as the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on intelligence, counterintelligence, and security matters for the Department. In this capacity, Jim was also dual-hatted as the Director of Defense Intelligence for the DNI.

Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland, a master’s degree in political science from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, and an honorary doctorate in strategic intelligence from the then Joint Military Intelligence College.

His awards include three National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medals, two Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Coast Guard’s Distinguished Public Service Award, three Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Awards, the Presidentially-conferred National Security Medal, and many other US civilian and military, as well as foreign government awards and decorations.

Jim is the author of the New York Times best seller book, “Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence,”

Thank you.