First Speaker Announced for GCI 2013
On Friday, November 8, the American Democracy Project and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities will host its two-day Global Challenges Institute, which will introduce participants to numerous tools for educating globally competent citizens.
This year, our Global Engagement Scholars (faculty members from 11 AASCU campuses) will be joined by a student panel and two other noteworthy speakers. The first of whom is Mike Jeffress with the National Intelligence Council; he will speak Friday morning and brief attendees on Global Trends 2030.
Jeffress assumed his duties as Director, Global and Emerging Issues in January 2011. He is a retired Army Military Intelligence and Foreign Area officer with more than 35 years of experience at the national, departmental, and theater levels. Among his diverse assignments, he has served as Chief of the Army’s European Warning Center, Chief of the Joint All-Source Analysis Center in Berlin, a Liaison Officer in the United States Military Liaison Mission in Potsdam, a Watch Officer and desk analyst in Pacific Command, an international affairs desk officer in the Army Secretariat, and the U.S. Army Attaché to the Czech Republic. While assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency, Mike was the first Global Trends Team Chief and Senior Intelligence Officer in the Defense Warning Office. Most recently, he served as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Warning at the National Intelligence Council, and has a broad background in global security issues, long-range analysis, and futures intelligence. He holds a B.S. in political science from Murray State University, an M.Ed. in government from Southwest Texas State University, and an M.A. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University.
If you want to hear Mike Jeffress at this year’s Global Challenges Institute, register today. Teams are encouraged to attend and will be given a discounted rate.
Keep an eye on the blog in the coming days as we will be announcing our second speaker.