Director Clapper on North Korea, Russia, emerging tech



We recently hosted a breakfast event with former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. It was a packed house and Clapper delivered.

Never one to shy away from hot topics, Clapper talked about the big issues facing the US now including North Korea, China, Russia, climate change and disease, and emerging technology. It was an around-the-world overview of what we need to know now plus how to get ahead of change, security threats, and aggressive adversaries. 

Then he spent 20 minutes for a lively Q&A with the audience, touching on everything from his thoughts on President Donald J. Trump’s relationship with the intelligence community and Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election to what he thinks our only real option for pushing back against North Korea is and why disease may be more catastrophic to the US than foreign superpowers. 

Director Clapper doesn’t hold back—he’s as honest, hilarious, and insightful in person as he is on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

James Clapper was a top advisor to President Barack Obama and served as the Director of National Intelligence for the past seven years. As former President Obama said, “[He] possesses a quality that I value … a willingness to tell leaders what we need to know even if it’s not what we want to hear.”

While serving the Obama Administration, Director Clapper not only remained up-to-date on the latest international and domestic security challenges and threats but also oversaw 17 intelligence agencies, including the NSA, CIA, and FBI. He also managed more than 100,000 employees as well as a budget exceeding $50 billion. Through his expertise, Director Clapper improved communication between several US agencies.

With his unparalleled experiences and understanding of the unprecedented national and domestic threats facing the US, Director Clapper has become a trusted advisory and engaging speaker on North Korea, Russia, China, Iran, and the threats of emerging technology. 


Whether you’re interested in hearing more about the emerging cyber security threats facing the US today or learning about the global risks the US is experiencing now, Clapper speaks about these topics and more with insight and expertise that’s unmatched. 

James Clapper offers an unprecedented wealth of experience in and speaks about the following topics:

James Clapper is one of this year’s most in-demand speakers on the circuit. 

To learn more information about James Clapper and the topics he speaks about or if you have an upcoming event where you think he would be a good fit, please contact us, live chat with a member of our team now, or call 1-800-SPEAKER. 

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