2013 Global Challenges Institute: Educating Globally Competent Citizens: Speakers

Mike B. Jeffress

speakers photo holderMike B. Jeffress assumed his duties as Director, Global and Emerging Issues of the National Intelligence Council’s Strategic Futures Group in January 2011. He is a retired Army Military Intelligence and Foreign Area officer with more than 35 years of experience at the national, departmental and theater levels. Among his diverse assignments, he has served as Chief of the Army’s European Warning Center, Chief of the Joint All-Source Analysis Center in Berlin, a Liaison Officer in the United States Military Liaison Mission in Potsdam, a Watch Officer and desk analyst in Pacific Command, an international affairs desk officer in the Army Secretariat, and the U.S. Army Attaché to the Czech Republic. While assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency, Mike was the first Global Trends Team Chief and Senior Intelligence Officer in the Defense Warning Office. Most recently, he served as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Warning at the National Intelligence Council, and has a broad background in global security issues, long-range analysis, and futures intelligence. He holds a B.S. in political science from Murray State University, an M.Ed. in government from Southwest Texas State University, and an M.A. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University.

Chris Mooney

Chris MooneyChris Mooney is a science and political journalist, blogger, podcaster, experienced trainer of scientists in the art of communication, and the host of Climate Desk Live. He is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science (2005) and most recently The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality (2012). His other books include Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future (2010) and Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming (2008). Chris was born in Mesa, Arizona, and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana; he graduated from Yale University in 1999.