Former CIA Director to Kick off Lecture Series by Yale College Students for Democracy

James Woolsey, who was the director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1992 to 1994, will be speaking in Room 114 of Yale University’s Sheffield, Sterling, Strathcona Hall, 1 Prospect Street, on February 13 at 4 p.m.

The speech is the inaugural event of the Yale College Students for Democracy (YCSD), a registered undergraduate organization dedicated to preserving and fostering democratic ideals throughout the world.

The talk is sponsored by the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-profit, non-partisan research and educational institution focusing on the ideologies that drive terrorism and the policies that can best eradicate it.

A Distinguished Advisor of FDD, Woolsey will speak from his experiences on the causes of terrorism, the current state of international terrorism and the importance of recognizing and confronting terrorist threats today.

“Throughout his distinguished career as a public servant, Mr. Woolsey has confronted the threats facing democracy, and embodies the spirit of YCSD.” said YCSD president Matthew Louchheim. “We are honored to present his unique perspective and experience to the Yale community.”

Following his speech, Woolsey will answer questions from the audience and will be available for press opportunities.

For more information, please contact: Zachary Safir at or 203-645-1222 or Hank Greenberg at 203-436-1745.

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