CIA Alumnus Comes Back to Class

A former CIA analyst and DU graduate returned to the Josef Korbel School of International Studies to share his years of experience with students.

James Bruce (PhD '77) spent 24 years working at the CIA, including serving as chief of counterintelligence training. He's now a senior political scientist for the Rand Corp., leading research projects on intelligence collection and analysis and counterinsurgency.

Bruce was one of 15 Alumni Masters Scholars who came to campus April 7 to talk to students. The alumni were successful professionals, ranging from CEOs to social workers and beyond, who led classes and gave lectures across the University. The program gives students a chance to see how they'll one day apply what they're learning in their professional lives.

Watch highlights of Bruce's talk, as he discusses the intelligence failure surrounding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Bruce was speaking to the class Third World Defense Policy, taught by Associate Professor Paul Viotti.

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Published on April 17, 2009