The Honorable Gen. James R. Clapper (Ret.) to speak at AU

Anderson, Ind. — On March 28, the Honorable Gen. James Clapper (Ret.), former US director of intelligence, will be speaking at Anderson University. Clapper will meet with Anderson University students majoring in national security studies, and provide a public address at 3 p.m. in York Performance Hall. A media window will follow at 4:30 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public.

Clapper served as the fourth US Director of Intelligence from Aug. 9, 2010 to Jan. 20, 2017.  In this position, Clapper led the United States Intelligence Community and served as the principal intelligence advisor to President Barack Obama. Clapper was named the first civilian director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) two days after 9/11, where he served for almost five years.  Clapper also previously served as undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

“Clapper will provide valuable insight into the field of national intelligence,” said AU President John S. Pistole. “His time spent sharing his experiences will be a wonderful learning opportunity for our campus community and any who wish to attend.”

The Anderson University National Security Studies Fellows is responsible for bringing Brennan to campus. The National Security Studies Fellows connects students to professionals with current or recent experience in national security who visit campus, network with students, and provide insight to classroom study. Past speakers have included Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI, and Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.