September 17, 2022, 2 p.m.
Kennebunkport Historical Society
The Town House School
135 North Street, Kennebunkport, ME
KENNEBUNK — Rollie Flynn, a retired operations officer and senior executive at the CIA, will examine the past and future missions of the intelligence agency at the September 17th meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), Maine Chapter.
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 what’s new and what’s old in intelligence operations. She will explain how our Intelligence priorities and tradecraft have changed two decades into the 21st Century.
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.
Attention: Location for this month only:
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 Town House School, 135 North Street, in Kennebunkport, Maine. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.