Mike Hayden & Sir John Scarlett
Elite Geopolitical Duo
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Retired four-star General Michael Hayden is the former director of the CIA and the NSA and the author of the upcoming book Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. He is the only person to have ever led both of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, and he did so during a time of heinous new threats and wrenching change. He was on the frontline of the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge and a participant in some of the most telling events in American national security history. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing the nation unlike anyone else. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Hayden dissects the political situations in hot spots around the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and offering an unapologetic insider’s look at what it all means for America and America’s interests
Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE served as chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) from 2004–2009. He joined SIS in 1971 and over the next 20 years served in Nairobi, Paris, and twice in Moscow, as well as several assignments in London covering the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. His second time in Moscow (1991–1994) coincided with the end of the USSR and the early years of the Russian Federation. In 2001 he retired from SIS on appointment as chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in the Cabinet Office. He rejoined SIS as head of the service in 2004. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Scarlett shares insights on the geopolitical hot spots of the world and cyber security.
The former director of the CIA and NSA and the former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Gen. Hayden and Sir John Scarlett share the stage to outline the impact of today’s biggest international events. They discuss how we gather intelligence in today’s environment and how two countries work together and share data especially in times of crisis. Their unique perspective on the evolving security situation has audiences holding their breath and making notes of the obstacles and opportunities ahead.