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2010.03.29> For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO Speaker to Discuss CIA and Accountability

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series continues Monday, April 5, with a lecture titled “The CIA and Accountability” by historian Clayton D. Laurie. His presentation is being hosted by UNO’s Department of History as part of its Winchell History Lecture.

Laurie, a senior historian with the history staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, in Washington, D.C., was born and raised in northeast Iowa. He completed history degrees at the University of Northern Iowa (bachelor of arts), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (master of arts) and The American University (doctorate). He entered government service in 1986 as a staff historian with the Histories Division of the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington.

His presentation at UNO takes place at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center starting at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the cam-pus community and the public.

Since joining the intelligence community, Laurie has served as the deputy and chief historian of the National Reconnaissance Office and as a staff historian at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In addition to his government work, he has taught European, military, and intelligence history at American University and at University of Maryland. He is the author of over thirty articles, monographs and books on 19th and 20th century military and intelligence history.

Laurie’s lecture is supported by the Richard Dean Winchell Fund, The History Department, Kent Kirwin and the College of Arts and Sci-ences.UNO College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speakers highlights the college's many departments and alumni. Established in 1909, Arts and Sci-ences is the university's first college and largest academic unit. For more information, call (402) 554-2593.

For additional details on upcoming speakers, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/cas/speakers.php.

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