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CENSA DC Dinner Series 9/15 w/ Lt. Gen Michael Flynn (Ret.)

  • 15 Sep 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • 219 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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CENSA DC Dinner Series


Tuesday September 15th

6:00-9:00 PM 


Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.)


A World Without Order




The Two-Nineteen Restaurant

Jackson Room

219 King Street,

Old Towne Alexandria, VA


Members $25

Non-members $45*

(Non-members who submit an application to CENSA in advance are eligible for the $25 Member pricing)

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The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs is very pleased to announce as part of its DC Dinner Series an evening with special guest Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) on Tuesday, September 15th at 6PM in Alexandria. Lt. Gen Flynn will offer his insights into the varied and constantly evolving set of national security threats we face. We hope you can join us for this opportunity to learn from a leading expert and policymaker in the intimate setting of the Jackson Room at the 219 Restaurant.

Cocktail will commence at 6:00PM. Dinner will be served at 7PM and includes an elegant three course meal in the Jackson Room. 

The evening will be moderated by CENSA board member Bill Natter A question and answer session will follow the presentation.  Chatham House Rules apply, as always.



About the Speaker: Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (ret.)

Three Plus Decades of Intelligence, Cyber, Security and Counterintelligence Experience. Top Military Intelligence Officer in the Department of Defense.The18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Joint Functional Component Commander for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement. Senior Special Operations Intelligence Officer in Iraq and twice Senior Intelligence Officer in Afghanistan. Director of Intelligence for the Joint Special Operations Command under General Stanley McChrystal. Senior Intelligence Advisor for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Admiral Mike Mullen. In 2010, Lieutenant General Flynn co-authored and published the influential report, "Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan," that emphasized the importance of socio-cultural understanding for effective intelligence operations and has been a driven advocate for operations-intelligence fusion and greater information and intelligence sharing between the military, law enforcement, intelligence, commercial, and international communities. Additionally, his advocacy for changing how intelligence supports operations revolutionized and transformed a much needed shift in thinking about how U.S. Special Operations and more conventional intelligence and military forces could contribute to the defeat of Al Qaeda  in Iraq. This led to the development of innovative techniques for the vastly needed Human Intelligence and Document and Media exploitation changes required for effective interrogation operations. A Reserve Officer Training Program graduate and a University of Rhode Island alumnus, Lieutenant General Flynn began his career as a paratrooper in the82ndAirborne Division. A career intelligence officer, Flynn has a decade of Electronic Warfare assignments as well as numerous other Airborne, Special Operations, Conventional and Interagency intelligence assignments. He holds three masters degrees (an MBA in Telecommunications, a MMAS in the Military Arts and Sciences and a Masters in National Security Studies) as well as two honorary doctorates (Laws and Human Letters), along with numerous other military, law enforcement, intelligence and international awards and honors. Additionally, Flynn has received the US Intelligence Community’s Gold Seal Medallion, the Service to America Award from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the US Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award, and was the first non-Navy recipient of the distinguished RADM Edwin T. Layton Award. His recent media appearances include interviews with “Charlie Rose”, “Bret Baier”, “Greta Van 

Susteren”, “Megyn Kelly”, “Fareed Zakaria”, and many others.  Flynn is married with two sons and several grandchildren.

About the Moderator: Bill Natter
Currently a Member of the Board at CENSA and a security consultant to the federal government, Bill spent more than 20 years in government service working on various strategic matters, special operations, and related intelligence issues. He also previously served as the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy. 



September 15, 2015

Cocktails start at 6:00PM

Dinner starts at 7:00pm



  • The Two-Nineteen Restaurant, Jackson Room, 219 King Street, Old Towne Alexandria, VA. Parking available under the Alexandria Towne Square off of Fairfax Street for $2.00 for the evening.  Metro-accessible from the free Red Trolley from the King Street Metro Station.


  • Those who have submitted a pending application for membership to CENSA are welcome to register at the member-rate, as are current Fellows in the White House Fellowship, CNAS Next-Generation Fellowship, Truman National Security Fellowship, Army/Georgetown/JCS Interns, and CFR Term Members and International Security Fellows. Please email peteraclark@gmail.com if you would like to take advantage of this pricing.


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About CENSA:

The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) research organization established in 1999. Its membership is a diverse international group of public sector foreign policy specialists, military officers, private sector professionals, and accomplished academics. CENSA's mission is to contribute to the ongoing dialogue shaping national security policy through formal discussions, graduate level teaching programs, virtual collaboration, frequent publications, and high quality research programs. Please visit www.censa.net. 


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