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[CANCELED EVENT] - Former CIA Operative to Speak on Modern HUMINT Operations

March 02, 2020

Bruce Valentine

Bruce Valentine

This event has been canceled.

On Monday, March 23, Bruce Valentine, former Associate Deputy Director of the CIA for Operations (ADDO), will deliver a talk titled “Human Intelligence Operations in the Age of AI.” The talk will take place at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on Texas A&M University’s West Campus.

Valentine will cover the threats and challenges artificial intelligence poses to human intelligence operations as algorithms increasingly dominate the environment.

This free event, hosted by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, is open to the public. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the talk beginning at 6:00 p.m. Registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited and can be found at the Bush School’s event webpage.

Previously a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army, Valentine joined the CIA in 1994. During the early stage of his career, he held overseas assignments in Central Asia, the Caucuses, and the Balkans.  Following September 11, 2001, Valentine served in senior, front-office leadership assignments in a war zone station during two separate assignments.  Later, he was Chief of Station in two Balkan locations; in one African location; and in one hostile, denied area. Valentine also served as operational tradecraft instructor and, within CIA Headquarters, directed operational activities at the regional-, hemispheric-, and global-levels.  His last position within the Directorate of Operations was as the Associate Deputy Director of the CIA for Operations (ADDO). He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, a graduate of Georgetown University with a master’s degree in international affairs, and a certificate holder from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

This event has been canceled.

By Lauren Zajicek, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs

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