The Honorable Gen. James R. Clapper (Ret.) to speak at AU

Anderson, Ind. — On March 28, the Honorable Gen. James Clapper (Ret.), former US director of intelligence, will be speaking at Anderson University. Clapper will meet with Anderson University students majoring in national security studies, and provide a public address at 3 p.m. in York Performance Hall. A media window will follow at 4:30 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public.

Clapper served as the fourth US Director of Intelligence from Aug. 9, 2010 to Jan. 20, 2017.  In this position, Clapper led the United States Intelligence Community and served as the principal intelligence advisor to President Barack Obama. Clapper was named the first civilian director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) two days after 9/11, where he served for almost five years.  Clapper also previously served as undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

“Clapper will provide valuable insight into the field of national intelligence,” said AU President John S. Pistole. “His time spent sharing his experiences will be a wonderful learning opportunity for our campus community and any who wish to attend.”

The Anderson University National Security Studies Fellows is responsible for bringing Brennan to campus. The National Security Studies Fellows connects students to professionals with current or recent experience in national security who visit campus, network with students, and provide insight to classroom study. Past speakers have included Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI, and Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general.

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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