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Contemporary Issues in the Intelligence Community

October 18, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

On Tuesday, October 18, join TISS and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy for a conversation on contemporary issues in the intelligence community.

Our panelists – Patricia Larsen, Mirriam-Grace MacIntyre, and Tricia Wellman – will discuss a wide-range of issues based on their professional experience in the intelligence space. Susan Colbourn will moderate.




Patricia Larsen has served as the Executive Vice President of the National Intelligence University (NIU) since July 2022. In this role, she leads the daily operations of NIU, the Intelligence Community’s sole accredited, federal degree-granting institution. NIU focuses on the profession of intelligence and is the only institution of higher education in the nation that allows its students to study and complete classified research. From 2016-2022, Ms. Larsen served as the Executive Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), overseeing the daily operations of a national center dedicated to protecting America from foreign intelligence adversaries.

Mirriam-Grace MacIntyre serves as the Director of Counterintelligence at the National Security Council where she leads the development of counterintelligence for the Biden Administration. Prior to that, Ms. MacIntyre was Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Counterintelligence (D/NIM-CI) and Deputy Assistant Director of the National Counterintelligence Directorate at the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Tricia S. Wellman is the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). She is responsible for overseeing legal matters arising within the ODNI and providing legal advice on a broad range of national security matters. Prior to this, Ms. Wellman was Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Policy and Strategy at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) where she was responsible for shaping and implementing overhead reconnaissance policies and strategies.


October 18, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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