Undergraduate Dinner with
National Security Experts:
- Gene Coyle, Retired CIA Officer, IU Adjunct Professor
- Dan Denning, Former Assistant Secretary of the Army
- Evan Ellis,
Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at
the National Defense University
- Mary Beth Long, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for
International Security Affairs
- Juan Noreiga, Retired CIA Officer
- Jeff Tunis, Retired Senior Foreign Service Officer
Friday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
How secure do you feel? If you were asked, what are the biggest
to U.S. and international security, what would you respond? Terrorism?
The war in Afghanistan? Iran's capacity to build a nuclear weapon?
Cyber security? Foreign energy dependence? the U.S. deficit crisis?
Join our special guests for an open-ended discussion about the
that worry you the most, and about the things that worry them the most,
as well as about what the United States and other countries are or
should be doing to reduce the risks.
An alumnus of Indiana
University, Gene Coyle joined the clandestine service of the CIA in 1976,
serving some 14 years abroad, undercover in various countries,
including Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Brazil, and Greece, before returning to IU
in 2004 as a Visiting CIA professor. Since his formal retirement in 2006
he has continued teaching courses on the history and role of intelligence
in foreign policy as an adjunct in Bloomington.
With more than 40 years of Washington experience, Dan Denning has
served with the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Cold War, on
Capitol Hill as a legislative aid, and in corporate positions with Gulf
Oil Corporation and General Electric. During the Reagan Administration,
Denning worked for both the Agency for International Development and the
Pentagon, served as executive director of the Republican National Policy
Forum and the American Legislative Exchange Council and most recently
(2003-2007) as assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve
affairs. Since 2010, Denning has worked on national security issues as
a consultant with Booz, Allen, Hamilton.
Evan Ellis is a professor of
national security studies, modeling, gaming and simulation with the
Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense
University, with a research focus on Latin America's relationships with
external actors, including China, Russia and Iran, as well as work on
populism in the Andes, transnational criminal organizations and gangs in
Mexico and Central America, energy security, and non-traditional
national security topics.
Mary Beth Long was the
first woman confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as assistant secretary of
defense (2007-2009). She worked with Secretaries of Defense Donald
Rumsfeld and Robert Gates on the department's highest priority issues,
particularly the Middle East.
Long is the founder and CEO of the consulting firm Metis
Solutions, working with several Fortune 500 firms. She is a senior
advisor to NATO on irregular warfare and hybrid threats and provides the
Department of Defense with support on the Middle East, Afghanistan, and
threat financing. She travels regularly to Afghanistan, NATO countries,
and the Middle East. In addition to her Defense Department experience,
she previously served for more than a decade at the CIA with hands-on
operational work on terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, narcotics,
and other priority national security issues. She also served in senior
Department of Defense positions where she was responsible for Latin
America and the Western Hemisphere, and Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia
as well as for coalition affairs and strategic communications. She was
appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Counter-narcotics in 2004 and had direct responsibility for funds in
excess of $1 billion.
Juan Noreiga is a retired career CIA officer. He served
Navy pilot for five years before serving 28 years as a field operations
officer with the CIA, with various senior postings around the world.
alumnus of Indiana University, Jeffrey Tunis is a
senior Foreign Service officer, serving in the Department of State from
1983 to 2011. A consular officer, Tunis served in the Philippines,
Haiti, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Korea and Canada, before his last assignment
as Consul General at the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. He was
trained in the Indonesian, Japanese and French languages. He is also a
retired Naval Reserve officer with more than 25 years service, and was a
foreign affairs specialist in the Department of the Treasury prior to
joining State. Following his retirement from the State Department in
2011, Tunis worked in Jakarta for a large Indonesian agribusiness firm
as director of foreign affairs.
SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this
event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the
entire event and e-mail Anna Duquaine (email@example.com), indicating
you wish to sign up for the "National Security" supper, and include your
name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is
limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when
The special guests at the supper will be on campus to participate in a
conference on Changing American National Security Priorities,
to be held in the Indiana Memorial Union, Thursday, Nov. 29-Friday, Nov.
30. The conference, which is co-sponsored by the School of Public and
Environmental Affairs, the School of Global and international Studies,
and the Hutton Honors College, is free and open to all IU students,
faculty, and staff. No registration is required, and additional
details, including the names of other conference speakers, can be found