Friday, January 22, 2016

CFR Conference Call on Red Teaming 2/11

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the first session of the Winter/Spring 2016 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, February 11, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in WY 226. Micah Zenko, senior fellow at CFR, will discuss the use of red teams—groups enlisted to identify weaknesses and anticipate threats—by the military, intelligence community, and private sector, and outline best practices for employing these teams effectively.

Micah Zenko is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Previously, he worked for five years at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and in Washington, DC, at the Brookings Institution, Congressional Research Service, and State Department's Office of Policy Planning.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Thomas E. Ricks, “‘Red Team’: A tale of how a general didn’t listen to internal criticism in Afghanistan,”, January 7, 2016.
2) Micah Zenko, “How the NYPD Stops Terror Attacks,”, November 2, 2015. 
3) Micah Zenko, “Inside the CIA Red Cell,”, October 30, 2015. 
4) Micah Zenko, Politics, Power, and Preventive Action, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

If you would like to attend this call, please RSVP to Professor Seth Weinberger ASAP.

Hope to see you there!

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government