Dr. Michael G. Vickers, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, to speak at UNC-Chapel Hill, March 2

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Dr. Michael G. Vickers, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, to speak at UNC-Chapel Hill, March 2


Dr. Vickers will speak at 7 p.m. at Gerrard Hall


(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 2, 2015) – Dr. Michael G. Vickers, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD-I), will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 2, at Gerrard Hall at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


The event is free and open to the public. (Members of the media are permitted to attend the event, but must arrive by 6:30 p.m. to have their equipment cleared by security).


Dr. Vickers assumed his present duties in 2010. He holds a bachelor of arts, with honors, from the University of Alabama, a master’s of business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate of philosophy in international relations and strategic studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.


From 1973 to 1986, Vickers served as an Army Special Forces non-commissioned officer, Special Forces officer, and CIA Operations officer. From July 23, 2007 to March 17, 2011 Vickers served as the United States Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict and was a senior civilian adviser to the Secretary of Defense on counterterrorism and irregular warfare. As the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence within the United States Department of Defense, Vickers is the principal intelligence advisor to the Secretary of Defense. He exercises authority, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, on all intelligence organizations within the Department of Defense, including the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.


The event is sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies IC-CAE in Intelligence and Security and by UNC-Chapel Hill’s curriculum in peace, war, and defense.


For more information, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eakw4f7a5ec8badb&llr=6qfh5neab.





Event contacts: Josh Akers, jkakers@live.unc.edu; Dr. Carolyn Pumphrey, pumphrey@duke.edu