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Texas A&M’s Bush School To Host FBI, CIA Directors

Christopher Wray and William Burns will give talks April 5 and 12, respectively, at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
By Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications April 4, 2023

Two top security leaders will visit Texas A&M University over the next two weeks for conversations hosted by the Bush School of Government & Public Service.

First, Christopher Wray, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), will give an in-depth talk on the bureau’s involvement in current events and challenges that will face the nation. The April 5 talk begins at 6 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Next week, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William J. Burns will give a talk titled “Assessing World Threats from a CIA Perspective” April 12 at 5:30 p.m., also at the conference center.

Gen. (Ret). Mark Welsh III, dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service, said these visits are an “incredible opportunity” for Bush School students, adding that the school hosted Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), earlier this academic year.

“The Bush School constantly strives to provide our students with an exceptional educational experience, not just in the classroom, but by drawing on the expertise of real-world leaders,” Welsh said. “We are fortunate to be able to host both FBI Director Christopher Wray and CIA Director William Burns in back-to-back weeks this month.

“Having our nation’s top security leaders give their personal insights about national security threats, our students get a front-row perspective of the challenges our country faces and potential solutions being considered by our nation’s leaders,” Welsh continued. “They will both be fascinating talks you don’t want to miss.”

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information and to register to attend, visit the Bush School’s events webpage.

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