Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

Date:   Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time:   Reception 6 p.m., Discussion 6:30 p.m.

Location: Elliott School of International Affairs
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC  20052


Chris Kojm

National Intelligence Council (NIC) Chairman Christopher A. Kojm will discuss the NIC's Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds report. This report is intended to stimulate thinking about the rapid and vast geopolitical changes characterizing the world today and possible global trajectories over the next 15 years as well as to provide a framework for thinking about possible futures and their implications.

Christopher A. Kojm assumed his duties as chairman of the National Intelligence Council on July 6, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he had served two years as a professor of practice of international affairs at GW's Elliott School of International Affairs and directed the Master of International Policy and Practice program (M.I.P.P.).

Mr. Kojm served in 2006 as a senior advisor to the Iraq Study Group, co-chaired by former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III and former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton. From 2004 to 2005 and again in spring 2006, Mr. Kojm was a visiting professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Mr. Kojm served as deputy director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) in 2003 and 2004. Afterward he was president of the 9/11 Public Discourse Project, a non-profit dedicated to public education about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. Mr. Kojm held the post of deputy assistant secretary for intelligence policy and coordination, in the Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research from 1998 to 2003. Previously, from 1984 to 1998, he had served as a staff member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee under former chair and ranking member Lee H. Hamilton. From 1979 to 1984, Mr. Kojm was a writer and editor with the Foreign Policy Association in New York City. He earned a master's degree in Public Affairs from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School in 1979 and an AB from Harvard College in History in 1977. 

This event is part of the Elliott School's Security Policy Forum.

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