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Leading U.S. intelligence scholar to discuss 2008 Presidential elections March 13 at BYU

Loch K. Johnson, a leading U.S. intelligence scholar, will speak on the "2008 Presidential Elections" in an International Relations Lecture Thursday, March 13, at 3 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Johnson is an author and professor of political science at the University of Georgia, where he focuses his research on the U.S. presidency, Congress and national security policy. His expertise is in the activities of U.S. intelligence agencies.

Three of his books, “A Season of Inquiry,” “America¹s Secret Power” and “Secret Agencies,” demonstrate his grasp of U.S. intelligence. In 1988 he received the University of Georgia’s highest honor for instructors, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Award. He is also a recipient of the William A. Owens Award and was an instrument in founding the School of Public and International Affairs.

Johnson received a doctorate in political science from the University of California.As a Phi Beta Kappa scholar for the 2008-09 academic year, Johnson will make visits to several American universities.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at

Writer: David Luker


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