August 3 - 6, 2020
John E. McLaughlin is the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Mr. McLaughlin served as Acting Director of Central Intelligence from July to September 2004 and as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence from October 2000 to July 2004. He was a US Army Officer in the 1960s, with service in Vietnam. He comments on foreign affairs in various media and writes frequently on intelligence and foreign affairs in a variety of publications, including a biweekly column at www.ozy.com. He is an MSNBC National Security Analyst.
During his CIA service, Mr. McLaughlin worked on nearly every part of the world and supervised work on analysis, clandestine operations, and technology. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Security Medal, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He chairs the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, which supports CIA families who have lost a parent in the line of duty.