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|'Spies, Lies & Sneaky Guys' lecture series set through May 21
3:00 p.m., Feb. 25, 2003--Spies, Lies & Sneaky Guys: Espionage and Intelligence with Practitioners of the Craft is the theme of UDs 2003 Global Agenda Lecture Series. The series opens Wednesday, Feb. 26, with David W. Carey, a UD alumnus and former executive director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the agencys number three position. All free public lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Clayton Hall.
Other speakers in the Global Agenda Series include a former Soviet KGB secret agent who spied on the United States, a former CIA agent who spied on the Soviet bloc during the Cold War, another intelligence officer who prowled the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan and a top executive of the CIA. Other speakers include a U.S. military intelligence officer, who may be able to discuss intelligence during the possible upcoming war against Iraq, and top U.S. officials involved with aerial espionage, cryptography and signals intelligence.
Carey retired from the CIA in 2001 as executive director, a title often referred to as the chief operating officer, or number three person, in the agency.
While executive director at the CIA from July 1997 to April 2001, Carey was responsible for everything from strategic planning to daily operations. Before assuming that role, he was director and one of the founders of the DCI Crime and Narcotics Center, the director of the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis and deputy director of the Office of Global Issues.
He joined Oracle Corp. in September 2001 as vice president of information assurance. At Oracle, Carey built and directs the Oracle Information Assurance Center in Reston, Va. Center personnel work with partners in federal, state and local government, the private sector and academia to enhance the understanding and application of information assurance technology. The center also provides the focus of Oracle's involvement with the critical infrastructure protection community.
Carey, who is married and has one child, has a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University and a master's in business administration from the University of Delaware.
Upcoming lectures slated for 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in Clayton Hall include:
Global Agenda is a program of the University of Delaware's America and the Global Community initiative, and is presented in association with the World Affairs Council of Wilmington. For more information, directions and updates, check [www.udel.edu/global] or call 831-2355.
Article by Beth Thomas