November 9, 1998

Former Director of the National Security Agency to Lead Seminar at the Middlebury College Geonomics Institute for International Studies

The Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College will host "American Leadership and Values," a policy leadership seminar by retired Army Lt. General William E. Odom, on Monday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m. The seminar is free and open to the public and will take place in the library of the Geonomics Center for International Studies on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125).

Odom is director of National Security Studies for Hudson Institute and an adjunct professor at Yale University. As director of the National Security Agency from 1985 to 1988, he was responsible for the nation's signal intelligence and communications security. From 1981 to 1985, he served as deputy assistant and then assistant chief of staff for intelligence-the Army's senior intelligence officer. From 1977 to 1981, Odom was military assistant to the president's assistant for national security affairs, Zbigniew Brzezinski. As a member of the National Security Council staff, he worked on strategic planning, Soviet affairs, nuclear weapons policy, telecommunication policy, and Persian Gulf security issues.

Odom's policy leadership seminar is the keynote address of the Geonomics Institute's Fall Executive-in-Residence Program being held Nov. 16-17. The program brings leaders from business, government, and academia to the campus for three to five days to exchange ideas with students and faculty on a wide range of international policy issues.

For more information, contact development and events coordinator Charlotte Tate at the Geonomics Center for International Studies, 802-443-2300.