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MEDIA ADVISORY: Ex-CIA Director John Brennan, Adm. William McRaven to Visit UT Austin Campus

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WHAT: Former CIA Director John Brennan and retired Adm. William McRaven, a former commander of U.S. Special Operations, will hold a short press conference prior to the national security panel discussion “Counterterrorism Since 9/11.”.” Brennan, who led the CIA from 2013 to 2017, and McRaven, now a professor of national security at UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs, will be joined by Farah Pandith, a former official with the National Security Council and U.S. State Department; and Nicholas Rasmussen, a former director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 10

Press check-in: 10-10:30 a.m.

Press Conference: 11-11:30 a.m.

Panel discussion: 12:15-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center – Kate Jackson Room

MEDIA: Please RSVP – including the name/s of those attending and the outlet – to Ellie Breed, no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9.  

Press must check in from 10 to 10:30 a.m. to attend press conference. Brennan, McRaven, Pandith and Rasmussen will give brief introductions and then open the floor for questions about public service and national security careers.

BACKGROUND: The National Security Career Event is open to all UT students interested in national security and public service careers. It is held in conjunction with the “Counterterrorism Since 9/11” panel. Recruiting officials from U.S. national security departments and agencies will be available to students throughout the day to discuss employment opportunities. Participating agencies: CIA, FBI, State Department, Army Futures Command, National Counterterrorism Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.