Robert Murrett: The Intelligence Community: Missions and Public ServiceRobert Murrett

On Tuesday, February 25th, the South Asia Center of Syracuse University is pleased to welcome Robert Murrett, Professor of Practice on the faculty of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law at the University. Professor Murrett will provide an overview of the Intelligence Community, both from the standpoint of mission, and functions, as well as its impact on the international security affairs and diplomacy. A review of recent disclosures regarding intelligence operations by several nations will also be provided, and an assessment of the balance between privacy and security.  

Robert B. Murrett is a Professor of Practice on the faculty of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and serves as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Security Policy and Law at the University.  He is also on the adjunct staff of the RAND Corporation and the Institute for Defense Analyses.  He serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at SU, the Board of the National Intelligence University Foundation, and is responsible for a series of ongoing research projects between the University and the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Previously, Murrett was a career intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, serving in assignments throughout the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East through his thirty-four years of duty, retiring in the grade of Vice Admiral. His duty stations included service as Operational Intelligence Officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Assistant Naval Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway, senior intelligence officer for the U.S. Second Fleet and NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic, and Director for Intelligence, U.S. Joint Forces Command.  For his last ten years on active duty, he served as Vice Director for Intelligence, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of Naval Intelligence, and Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

This talk will take place at 12:30pm in 341 Eggers Hall. Please join us!