The CIA and Intelligence Failures Will Be Discussed at RIT, April 27




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The effectiveness of the CIA will be scrutinized during a free lecture at Rochester Institute of Technology on Wednesday, April 27.

Anna Nelson, professor of history at George Washington University and a distinguished historian in residence at American University, will present “9/11, the CIA, and the Effect of Intelligence Failures” at 4 p.m. in the Chester F. Carlson auditorium on the RIT campus.

Nelson, a diplomatic historian, has written extensively about American foreign relations. She is also considered to be a leading public historian and an expert in public document preservation, access and management.

“In the aftermath of World War II, the United States created the CIA with the purpose of preventing another Pearl Harbor,” says Joseph Henning, associate professor of history at RIT. “In the aftermath of the intelligence failures that led to 9/11, we are again reorganizing American intelligence and security agencies.”

For more information, call 475-6095.