“Managing Intelligence and Security in Today’s World: America’s Response”
William H. Webster, chair of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council, will present a Brigham Young University Wheatley Institution lecture Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium.
His presentation is titled “Managing Intelligence and Security in Today’s World: America’s Response.”
“This lecture gives students an opportunity to get nearly face-to-face with someone who has broad experience with making changes in the world,” said Richard Williams, director of the Wheatley Institution. “Webster’s topic is very timely.”
Webster holds the distinction of being the only person to have served as director of both the CIA (1987-1991) and the FBI (1978-1987). He was appointed chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council in 2006, at which time he retired from the international law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP in Washington, D.C., where he had been a consulting partner since leaving the CIA in 1991.
After serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in World War II and serving again in the Korean War, Webster received his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College in Massachusetts and Juris Doctorate from Washington University Law School in Missouri.
During his varied career, Webster received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Security Medal.
The Wheatley Institution was founded in 2007 to enhance the academic climate and scholarly reputation of BYU and to enrich faculty and student experiences by contributing recognized scholarship that lifts society by preserving and strengthening its core institutions. Webster’s presentation is one of the institution’s Distinguished Lectures in International Affairs, hosted twice a semester.
For more information about the presentation, visit wheatley.byu.edu or contact Annalaura Solomon at (801) 422-8230.
Writer: Philip Volmar