Richard A. Clarke, Bestselling author and former White House advisor for counter-terrorism and security
November 15, 2018 | 7 PM | City Opera House with the National Writers Series
Whether the issue is Russian meddling, cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, future warfare, or rising sea levels, Richard Clarke is America’s leading authority on the next major threats to U.S. national security.
Hold onto your seats for this rare opportunity to sit down with a key advisor to 4 presidents over three decades, and central figure in the 9/11 Report as one of the few people to warn about Osama bin Laden!
Clarke served in the White House for an unprecedented ten years as Special Advisor to the President on Cyber Security, serving under President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush. In this role, Clarke also advised on counter-terrorism and other national security issues and was the national crisis manager on 9/11.
In his role as the nation’s “Cyber-Czar,” Clarke developed the country’s first National Strategy to Defend Cyberspace. Following the Snowden revelations, President Obama asked Clarke to serve on the five-person President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Technology.
Today, Clarke is CEO of Good Harbor LLC, a boutique cyber security/risk management consultancy. Clarke is a sought-after advisor to leading CEOs, Boards, and C-level executives of Fortune 500 Companies in the US, as well as several state leaders, including the Governors of New York and Virginia, on all issues of cyber-security and risk and crisis management.
Praise for Richard Clarke's latest book, WARNINGS: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes
In Greek mythology Cassandra foresaw calamities, but was cursed by the gods to be ignored. Modern-day Cassandras clearly predicted the disasters of Katrina, Fukushima, the Great Recession, the rise of ISIS, and many others. Like her, they were ignored. There are others right now warning of impending disasters, but how do we know which warnings are true?
“Dangerous. Complex. Immediate... Now, more than ever, you should read this book. Accurate and timely warning are key to success, even to survival. That makes this not only a gripping read, but also a brilliant view of an uncertain future. Clarke and Eddy deliver veteran insights all leaders need to hear.”
General Michael Hayden, retired four-star general, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency
Clarke is also author of four geopolitical thrillers, Sting of the Drone, The Scorpion’s Gate, Breakpoint, and Pinnacle Event. With cutting-edge authenticity and vivid depictions of war, espionage, and bureaucracy, these books will quickly bring you up to date on how technology is shaping our future.
“Fiction can often tell the truth better than non-fiction. And there is a lot of truth that needs to be told.”
Richard A. Clarke
“...required reading for anyone who wants to know the current status of the battle against terrorism”
“What Tom Clancy did for submarines, Richard A. Clarke does for drones”
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Richard A. Clarke