RSIS Seminar by Professor Christopher Kojm, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs
Effectively Connecting the Dots in a Complex, Uncertain and Fast-Paced World: Human, Institutional and Technological Factors
For the U.S. Intelligence Community, ‘connecting the dots’ and extracting meaning out of complexity and vast data flows has never been more difficult – or more important. Creating unity of effort, training the next generation in the workforce, and adapting cutting edge technologies offer opportunities to provide key information for policymakers to meet challenges to security and prosperity. Yet new threats loom for governments – and for privacy and civil liberties. Can the values we cherish survive in this rapidly changing environment?
About the Speaker
Christopher A. Kojm is a Professor of Practice at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, a position he has held since 2014. He directs the School’s Leadership, Ethics and Practice Initiative. He served as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 2009 to 2014, and taught previously at the Elliott School (2007-09) and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School (2004-07).
Earlier in his career he served as Deputy Director of the 9/11 Commission (2003-04), as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1998-2003), as a staffer on the House Foreign Affairs Committee (1984-98) under Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, and as a writer and editor at the Foreign Policy Association in New York City (1979-1984).