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Dean Robert Hutchings, Admiral Bobby R. Inman speak at CIA Symposium Sponsored by the LBJ Library

Event Details

Friday, April 16, 2010 - 12:30pm - 5:00pm

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705

Symposium titled“Strategic Warning and The Role of Intelligence: Lessons Learned from the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia” to unveil Johnson-era classified documents


AUSTIN, Texas-- April 15, 2010-- Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs Ambassador Robert Hutchings and Admiral Bobby R. Inman, U. S. Navy (Ret.) and Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy, both participated in a symposium host by the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum titled “Strategic Warning and The Role of Intelligence: Lessons Learned from the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia,” on April 16.

Admiral Inman, former Director of the National Security Agency and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, delivered opening remarks and Dean Hutchings, former Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, delivered the keynote address titled “Strategic Warning and the Role of Intelligence” at 1:00 p.m. The event will also feature two panel discussions “The Soviet Invasion from an Intelligence Analyst Perspective” and “Strategic Warning in the Post-Soviet Environment.” Click here to download a PDF of Dean Hutchings' keynote address.

 Robert Hutchings is dean Dean Robert Hutchingsof the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the LBJ School in March 2010, Hutchings was Diplomat in Residence in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He was also faculty chair of the Master in Public Policy program and served for five years as assistant dean of the school.

During a public service leave from Princeton University in 2003-05, he was Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council in Washington. His combined academic and diplomatic career has included service as Fellow and Director of International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Director for European Affairs with the National Security Council, and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State, with the rank of ambassador.

Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN Ret., graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950, and from the National War College in 1972. He became an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin in 1987. He was appointed as a tenured professor holding the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy in August 2001. He served as Interim Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs from 1 January to 31 December 2005 and was appointed in January 2009 to serve as Interim Dean a second time. Admiral Inman served in the U.S. Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, when he retired with the permanent rank of Admiral. While on active duty he served as Director of the National Security Agency and Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

As part of this event, the CIA's Historical Collections Division, working with the LBJ Library,  put together more than 500 formerly classified documents and other historical material highlighting the role intelligence played in informing U.S. policy regarding the Soviet-Czechoslovak crisis that took place over forty years ago. A DVD containing the documents was  provided to all attendees, and the collection will be made available to the public on the CIA website. To highlight the document release, the symposium featured scholarly discussion on the intelligence support provided to the Johnson Administration and on the lessons that can be drawn from the 1968 invasion for strategic warning and the role of intelligence in today's world.

For more information, visit: http://lbjlibrary.org/events/current-events/lessons-learned-1968-soviet-invasion/

 

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PDF of Dean Robert Hutchings' Keynote Address