ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico is getting a visit from the CIA Director John Brennan next week to announce a partnership between the federal agency and the state’s largest university.
He will come to Albuquerque for a campus community event titled, “Intelligence and Security Challenges in the Next Decade,” from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday.
He’ll also participate in a question-and-answer session with Emile Nakhleh, the director of the Global and National Security Policy Institute at UNM.
Brennan is expected to announce a partnership between the CIA and UNM that would “provide opportunities for students and faculty,” said Dianne Anderson, a university spokeswoman.
The nature of the partnership between the university and the federal agency was not immediately announced Thursday.
The event is open to those with a valid UNM ID. Those interested are also required to RSVP. An email was sent Thursday to UNM students and employees with a link to register for the event.
Brennan was sworn in as the director of the CIA in 2013, and previously served as a counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama. Reuters recently reported that Brennan announced “the most sweeping” reforms of the CIA’s 69-year history about 18 months ago to focus on threats from the digital realm.