Women Working in Intelligence and National Security

A Warburg Conversation

Starts:  2/26/2019  5:00 PM
Ends: 2/26/2019 6:30 PM
Location: Kotzen Meeting Room

Carmen Medina and Karen Monaghan are retired senior career CIA officers who directed teams gathering and evaluating intelligence from around the world. Join us for a candid armchair discussion of life within the U.S. intelligence community and of the challenges female professionals face as they operate in this unique working environment.

  • Carmen Medina led CIA's Directorate of Analysis, retiring after 32 years of service and receiving the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. She is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert on intelligence analysis, strategic thinking, and diversity of thought. She coauthored: Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within and is featured as a change agent in the bestseller Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. She was invited to speak at the 2019 South by Southwest conference, where she was also featured in 2017 and 2018.
  • Karen Monaghan retired as a Senior Executive at the CIA in 2017 after 32 years of service. She is known as a strategic thinker with broad multidisciplinary experience analyzing economic and political developments in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. She currently is consulting for the private and government sectors and teaching political risk assessment at Georgetown University.

Presented by the Warburg Program and the Department of Political Science & International Relations | College of Social Sciences, Social Policy, and Practice