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Former CIA Analyst Jami Miscik ('80) to Discuss Public Service at Pepperdine

Jami MiscikJami Miscik, former deputy director for intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will present “The Enduring Need for Public Service” at Elkins Auditorium in Malibu on Wednesday, March 20, at 5 PM. The event is part of the W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series at Seaver College.

Miscik is chief executive officer and vice chair of Kissinger Associates, Inc., a New York-based strategic international consulting firm that assesses and navigates emerging market geopolitical and macroeconomic risks for its clients. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates in 2009, Miscik served as the global head of sovereign risk at Lehman Brothers.

Before entering the private sector, the Seaver College alumna had a distinguished 22-year career in intelligence, ultimately serving as the CIA's deputy director for intelligence. In this role, she was responsible for all of the CIA's intelligence analysts, the production of all-source analysis, and for determining the content of the President's Daily Brief. Miscik also served as the director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, and from 2014 to 2017, served on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board as co-chair. 

Miscik holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in political science and economics from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

For additional information about this lecture, visit the Seaver College website.