NDISC Welcomes Intelligence Community Leaders

In September 2022, as this year’s entry in the Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture Series, the Notre Dame International Security Center was delighted and honored to welcome Avril Haines: Director of National Intelligence, and Amy McAuliffe: Assistant Director of CIA for Weapons and Counterproliferation to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  

What is the Role of the National Security Advisor?

When a new Federal law creates or restructures government agencies, it’s not uncommon for the law to create a new role within that agency. Such was the case upon the passing of the National Security Act of 1947. The law, signed by President Truman in the wake of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, restructured the US military and intelligence agencies.

A Day in the Life of an Intelligence Analyst

Intelligence analysts are one of the most coveted international security jobs, playing a key role in national security and international relations. They compile data and information from multiple sources to assess threats and prevent attacks from external and internal enemies. Their number one priority is to ensure the safety of their country.  

NDISC's Michael Desch Named to Council on Foreign Relations Study Group on U.S.-China Relations

Notre Dame International Security Center Director Michael Desch has been named to a New York Council on Foreign Relations study group on “The U.S. Pivot to Asia and American Grand Strategy.” He will join other top experts from the public and private sectors to discuss the conceptual origins of the pivot; the pivot and U.S. vital national interests; its effects over the last decade on Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; its impact on U.S. defense policy, intelligence assets, and economic statecraft; and the proper distribution of U.S. national security resources in the period ahead.  …