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Former CIA director and Eastern art expert to speak

Before classes draw to an end this week, the University welcomes two speakers today — including a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Director of the CIA under President Clinton, R. James Woolsey will speak today at 4:30 pm in the University Center’s Rangos 2 Ballroom. Woolsey’s talk is titled “Energy, Security, and the Long War.”

In his career, Woolsey received governmental appointments from four Presidents: two Democrats and two Republicans.

Director of the CIA from 1993 to 1995, he also served as ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe from 1989 to 1991, undersecretary of the Navy from 1977 to 1979, and general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services from 1970 to 1973.

Woolsey is currently vice-president of Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm.

Woolsey, is speaking as a guest of Carnegie Mellon’s International Relations program.

Also speaking this afternoon is Katheryn Linduff, an international studies research professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Linduff is this year’s final lecturer in the Aesthetics Out of Bounds Lecture Series.
Having received a PhD in early Chinese art and archaeology, Linduff teaches Chinese and Eurasian art and archaeology. Traveling to China and Eurasia each year for research, she is currently working on a project to survey and excavate southern Inner Mongolia.

Linduff has written several books and articles on Eastern archaeology and art history and has received numerous fellowships and awards.

Linduff will speak today at 5 pm in the University Center’s McConomy Auditorium.