The former CIA East Asia Division Chief will deliver “From North Korea to Guantanamo: Reality beyond the Hype,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Beaumier Conference Center of the John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. Arthur Brown will discuss current events, including nuclear proliferation in Asia, the use of torture in intelligence gathering and the efficiency of the United State’s intelligence gathering.
On-site registration is required for the free, public lecture, sponsored by Marquette’s Department of History.
Brown’s CIA career included eight years as a case officer, 14 years as a field manager in Asia and Africa and three years as the highest-ranking officer specializing in Asian Pacific affairs. Prior to Brown’s retirement from the CIA in 2005, he personally advised President George W. Bush and White House senior staff on critical intelligence from Asia, directed the operational strategy of all CIA activity in the Asian Pacific region, and guided CIA responses to hostile counterintelligence and terrorist threats against the United States and allied interests.
Brown received the CIA’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal in 2005 and the Director’s Award in 2004. He has also been honored with foreign awards, including the Medal of Communication from the National Police Agency of Japan, the Order of Diplomatic Merit by South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung and the Director’s Service Plaque from the Malaysian Special Branch.
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