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Tulane to host former CIA director for talk on global issues

September 28, 2017 5:00 PM
Alicia Jasmin
Ambassador R. James Woolsey is a frequent international television contributor on issues of international and national security as well as alternative fuel options for transportation. (Photo by Christopher Michel)


The threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack from North Korea, the global dependence on oil, and security at the ballot box are all topics affecting the world today. On Monday, the School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) will host former CIA director, Ambassador R. James Woolsey, for a talk about the intersection of these world events and how Tulane is preparing professionals to work on matters of this magnitude.  

Woolsey, who has extensive experience as a national security and energy specialist, is considered an expert on the topics up for discussion. Michael Wallace, director of emergency and security studies at SoPA, will moderate the dialogue, which will be followed by an audience Q&A.

“Ambassador Woolsey’s experience and message aligns directly with what we teach every day in our Emergency and Security Studies program,” said Wallace. “This is a tremendous opportunity for students and faculty to hear the perspective of a renowned expert on world events and the role Tulane can play in preparing professionals to be successful in this highly complex world.”

Chip Register, Co-CEO of Publicis and Executive in Residence at Tulane, facilitated Woolsey’s visit to campus.

The event takes place Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in Freeman Auditorium, room 205. In addition to students and faculty, the public is also invited to attend. RSVP here.