June 16, 2018, 2 p.m.
Program Center, Brick Store Museum
4 Dane Street, Kennebunk, ME
Troubled Waters Ahead?
Flynn’s presentation will include insights from her 30-year career as an undercover case officer, chief of station and senior leadership of CIA global counterterrorism operations.
Her presentation will explore the evolution of the CIA’s mission and activities from its inception in 1947, through the turbulent response to the 9/11 attacks and the creation of the Directorate of National Intelligence (DNI).
Topics are expected to include discussion of new threats from both traditional and non-traditional adversaries; the potential for politicization of CIA activities; increased scrutiny by Congress and the media; and ethical dilemmas inherent to all intelligence operations.
In retirement, Flynn has taught graduate courses at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Adjunct Staff member at Rand Corporation, a member of the advisory board of the International Spy Museum, and a has appeared on NBC, CNN, and other media outlets as an expert on intelligence matters and terrorism.
This is the latest in a series of discussions relating to the importance of intelligence in current public affairs. The AFIO meeting is open to the public, and will begin at 2 p.m. at the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk. A question period will follow the presentation.