Speaker - Robert James Woolsey

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R. James Woolsey is chairman of Woolsey Partners LLC and former United States Director of Central Intelligence, heading the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Specializing in a range of alternative energy and security issues, Woolsey serves in various capacities at VantagePoint Venture Partners, Paladin Capital Group and the law firm Goodwin Procter. Previously, he was a vice president and officer of Booz Allen Hamilton, and a partner at the law firm Shea & Gardner (now Goodwin Procter) in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for 22 years in the fields of civil litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Including his Central Intelligence tenure, Woolsey served in the U.S. government on five different occasions, holding presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations. He was ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, under secretary of the Navy, general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services and part-time delegate at large to the U.S.–Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST). As an officer in the U.S. Army, he was an adviser on the U.S. delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I).

Woolsey serves on a range of government, corporate, and nonprofit advisory boards, chairing several, and has served in the past as a member of boards of directors of a number of publicly and privately held companies, generally in fields related to technology and security. He is a frequent contributor of articles to major publications, and gives public speeches and media interviews on the subjects of foreign affairs, defense, energy, and intelligence. Having received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University, Woolsey earned a master's degree at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a law degree from Yale Law School.

18 Programs

Snowden Was Justified

02.12.14 | 01:42:22 min | 0 comments

Petrospective with James Woosley & George Shultz

10.18.13 | 01:03:13 min | 0 comments

Oil's Monopoly: A Strategic Challenge - R. James Woolsey

04.25.12 | 01:00:03 min | 0 comments

R. James Woolsey: U.S. Central Intelligence

07.15.11 | 01:10:13 min | 0 comments

James Woolsey on Energy

10.19.09 | 00:53:40 min | 2 comments

America's Energy Future: A Debate

05.14.09 | 01:26:29 min | 5 comments

The 400 MPG Future

03.27.09 | 01:10:00 min | 2 comments

Will a Net Zero Gas Tax Protect US Economy & Environment?

03.05.09 | 01:58:39 min | 0 comments

Uncommon Knowledge: James Woolsey

01.14.09 | 00:36:55 min | 2 comments

International Security and the Next President of the U.S.

10.14.08 | 01:12:15 min | 2 comments

Climate Change and Energy Security

09.01.08 | 01:31:40 min | 2 comments

Climate and National Security: Impacts on Foreign Policy

07.02.08 | 01:15:26 min | 0 comments

Aspen Ideas Festival Closing: What Can I Do?

07.08.07 | 00:58:34 min | 0 comments

Security Consequences of US Oil Dependency

07.04.07 | 01:18:29 min | 0 comments

Nukes: Armageddon or Balance of Power?

07.03.07 | 01:18:30 min | 0 comments

Fuels for the Future

07.03.07 | 01:07:12 min | 0 comments

A Conversation About Oil: Leaders Respond

07.03.07 | 01:02:59 min | 1 comment

Human Rights in the Information Age

07.07.06 | 00:54:22 min | 0 comments