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Former NSA, CIA Director Michael Hayden To Speak at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Gen. Michael Hayden

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 28) – Gen. Michael Hayden, retired United States Air Force four-star general and former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, will be the featured speaker for the inaugural program in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Leaders in Public Service Speaker Series. A Conversation with Gen. Michael Hayden, moderated by Lawrence J. Korb, PhD '69, will take place on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall, University at Albany Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. The program is open to all members of the University at Albany community.

Gen. Hayden is a principal at The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that provides strategic consulting, risk management and merger and acquisition advisory services. Before becoming director of the CIA, General Hayden served as the country's first principal deputy director of national intelligence and was the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service.

Lawrence Korb
Lawrence J. Korb is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. in Washington, D.C. Dr. Korb, who received his PhD in political science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1969, served as assistant secretary of defense (manpower, reserve affairs, installations, and logistics) from 1981 through 1985. In that position, he administered about 70 percent of the defense budget. For his service in that position, he was awarded the Department of Defense's Medal for Distinguished Public Service. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or contributed to more than 20 books and written more than 100 articles on national security issues. His books include The Joint Chiefs of Staff: The First Twenty-five Years; The Fall and Rise of the Pentagon; American National Security: Policy and Process, Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy; Reshaping America's Military; A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists, Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Serving America's Veterans; and Military Reform.

"Rockefeller College is dedicated to addressing the most critical issues facing our country and the world through research, teaching and public service. I am delighted that Gen. Hayden and Dr. Korb, both of whom have dedicated their lives to public service, will be spending the day visiting classes, meeting with faculty and participating in the public forum in the evening," said Dean David L. Rousseau. "The Leaders in Public Service Speaker Series provides our outstanding students and the UAlbany community more broadly with an opportunity to engage with accomplished public servants and grapple with complex issues such as balancing national security with personal privacy. I am thrilled to have Rockefeller College alumnus Lawrence Korb back on campus serving as moderator for this event. Our alumni play an essential role in helping us recruit, train and place our students."

Rockefeller College's Leaders in Public Service Speaker Series is designed to enrich the academic experience of public policy, public affairs and political science students by providing opportunities for them to hear from and interact with prominent leaders in public service who represent various policy areas and political points of view. For more information, please contact Mary Hunt, Rockefeller communications director, at or 518.442.5264, or visit