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Saturday, September 24 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
A National Security Agenda for the 45th President

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Supported by The Texas A&M University System

Moderators
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Lawrence Wright (mod.)

Staff Writer at The New Yorker
Wright is an author, screenwriter and playwright who has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. His book on the history of al-Qaeda, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, was translated into 24 languages and won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. He performed his one-man play, “My Trip to Al-Qaeda,” off-Broadway before turning it into an HBO documentary.

Speakers
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Ryan Crocker

Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
Crocker served as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan under President Barack Obama from 2011-2012. Before that, he had served as the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon. He is currently dean and executive professor at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. In 2009, Crocker received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
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Will Hurd

U.S. Representative
Hurd, R-San Antonio, began representing Texas’ Congressional District 23 in 2015. He is a member of the House Oversight & Government Reform and Homeland Security committees. Hurd also serves as chairman of the Information Technology Subcommittee and vice chairman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee. He previously spent nine years working for the CIA.
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Bob Inman

Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
Inman was appointed as a tenured professor at the LBJ School in 2001. Previously, he served as director of the National Security Agency and deputy director of central intelligence and served in the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years. Inman has served as a managing director of Gefinor Ventures and Limestone Ventures and as a trustee of the American Assembly and the California Institute of Technology.
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Julianne Smith

Former Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden
Smith is currently the director of the Strategy and Statecraft program at the Center for a New American Security. From 2012-2013, she served as deputy national security advisor to Vice President Joe Biden. Previously, Smith served as principal director for European and NATO policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.


Saturday September 24, 2016 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Texas Union Theater 2308 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705