The Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) in the UGA School of Public and International Affairs invites you to the

CITS Signature Lecture

Dr. Loch K. Johnson

“The Role of National Security Intelligence in the U.S. Federal Government”

Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia.  He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside, and is the author of over thirty books. He has been an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow; a Visiting Fellow at Yale and Oxford Universities; a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar; and, for eighteen years (2001-2019), editor-in-chief of the international journal Intelligence and National Security .  He also served in the U.S. government as the senior aide to the chairman of the Church Committee on Intelligence in the Senate, as well as the chairman of the Aspin-Brown Commission on Intelligence in the White House.  He was the first staff director of the Subcommittee on Oversight in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  At the University of Georgia he led the founding of SPIA, established in 2001.  The consortium of universities that comprise the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the United States selected Professor Johnson as its inaugural “Professor of the Year” in 2012; and the University presented him with its Presidential Medal in 2022.


Friday, April 14, 2023

Reception | 4:00 pm

Lecture | 5:00 pm


Richard B. Russell Special
Collections Libraries
Room 285

300 S. Hull Street
Athens, GA 30602
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Questions? Contact Lauren Ledbetter at [email protected].



The Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) and the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) present:

Admiral James Stavridis

“Geopolitics and Leadership in the Time of Coronavirus”

An evening with

An evening with
Admiral James Stavridis
 moderated by
Dr. Justin Conrad, Director of the Center for International Trade and Security

Admiral Stavridis is a retired four-star officer in the U.S. Navy. He led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, counter piracy and cyber security. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command. From 2006 to 2009, he was responsible for all military operations in Latin America. Stavridis holds more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations. He is a monthly columnist for Time and a chief international security analyst for NBC. Stavridis is also the author of nine books, including “Sailing True North.”