On June 12, 2018, the National Committee on American Foreign Policy hosted former CIA Director and Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan as part of the annual Angier Biddle Duke Lecture Series. Brennan was in conversation with Jami Miscik, CEO and Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates and Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Their conversation spanned the most critical national security challenges facing the United States. This included an extensive opening to the session on the recent Singapore Summit and followed with Brennan's analysis of Russian interference in American elections, his take on the White House policy process and a candid look at the role of non-executive actors in foreign relations.
Brennan and Miscik took a large number of questions from the audience, who inquired about subjects as diverse as the upcoming Mexican federal election, to U.S.-Japan relations, and the role of the United States in Syria.
The conversation continued into the post-event reception, where Brennan engaged with audience members for nearly an hour.
Prior to the program, the NCAFP hosted its Annual Membership Meeting where NCAFP Acting President Jeffrey R. Shafer formally introduced Ambassador Susan M. Elliott as the next President and CEO of the the organization.