The Intelligence Studies Project, Robert Strauss Center, and Clements Center, in partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, will welcome David Priess to The University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Dr. Priess will deliver a public talk in the LBJ Library Atrium (10th Floor) at 12:15 pm about his recent book publication, The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents from Kennedy to Obama.
Dr. Priess served at the CIA during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush as an intelligence officer, manager, and daily intelligence briefer. He obtained his PhD in political science from Duke University and has published his writings in outlets ranging from Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and The Cipher Brief online, to the Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, and Skeptic magazine. Dr. Priess presents to audiences across the country and has appeared often on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.The President's Book of Secrets: Intelligence Briefings to America's Presidents LBJ Presidential Library