April 8-10, 2014
General Michael V. Hayden
General Michael V. Hayden is a Distinguished Visiting Professor with George Mason’s School of Public Policy and a principal at the Cherthoff Group. He is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency (1999-2005) and the Central Intelligence Agency (2006-09).
General Hayden entered active duty in 1969 after earning a bachelor's degree in history in 1967 and a master's degree in modern American history in 1969, both from Duquesne University. He is a distinguished graduate of the university's ROTC program. General Hayden has served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and as Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He has also served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, Headquarters U.S. European Command, National Security Council and the U.S. Embassy in the People's Republic of Bulgaria. The general has also served as Deputy Chief of Staff, United Nations Command and U.S. Forces Korea, Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea. General Hayden was Chief of the Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Md. Prior to becoming Director of Central Intelligence, he was the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, the first person to serve in that position.
Ambassador John D. Negroponte
Ambassador John D. Negroponte is Chairman of the Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) . He recently co-authored the Council on Foreign Relations report, "Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet" (http://goo.gl/zQjChU).
Ambassador Negroponte has held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 and 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. He has served as Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq. In Washington he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as Director for Vietnam in the Nixon Administration and then as Deputy National Security Advisor under President Reagan. He has also held a cabinet level position as the first Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as Deputy Secretary of State, where he served as the State Department’s chief operating officer.
Ambassador Marina Kaljurand, Estonian Ambassador
Her Excellency Marina Kaljurand, Estonian Ambassador to the United States, presented her credentials to President Barack Obama on September 8th, 2011. Additionally she is the current non-resident Ambassador to Canada and Mexico.
Prior to this posting she has served as the Undersecretary for Foreign Economic Relations and Development Aid (2008-2011), non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan (2007-2011), Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2005-2008) and the non-resident Ambassador to the State of Israel (2004-2006).
Ambassador Kaljurand has engaged in many professional activities during her distinguished career in Foreign Service, some of which include: legal expert of the Governmental Delegation on the Agreement on Troops Withdraw between Estonia and Russian Federation (1992-1994); member of the Governmental Delegation for the negotiations on Land and Maritime Boundaries Agreements between Estonia and Russian Federation (1995-2005); member of Governmental Delegation in accession negotiations to the European Union, Head of Legal working Group of the Accession Treaty (2002-2004); and Chief Negotiator on Accession of Estonia to OECD (2008-2011).
David J. Kramer