Matthew J. Ryan Center Hosts Lecture by Dr. Stephen Cambone, Former United States Under-Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

The Oct. 27 Lecture, “Looking Back On 9/11: Finding Lessons and Going Forward,” examines strategic surprise and prevention

VILLANOVA, Pa. – The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University will host a talk by Dr. Stephen Cambone, former United States Under-Secretary of Defense for Intelligence under the George W. Bush Administration. He will examine strategic surprise and prevention during his lecture, “Looking Back On 9/11: Finding Lessons and Going Forward.”  Some of the policies shaped by Dr. Cambone were later put into practice after 9/11. 

Free and open to the public, the event will take place Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in Bartley Hall (Room 1011).

The Matthew J. Ryan Center is a nonprofit political institution that focuses on themes such as citizenship, statesmanship, and liberty in both political theory and contemporary politics.  The Center sponsors and organizes student groups, public lectures, reading groups, special courses, and visiting professors. 

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The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University promotes inquiry into the principles and processes of free government and seeks to advance understanding of the responsibilities of statesmen and citizens of constitutional democratic societies. The Center honors the distinguished graduate of Villanova University and Villanova Law School, Matthew J. Ryan, who served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for over 40 years. During his tenure in the House, he held the position of Majority and Minority Whip, Majority and Minority Leader, and from 1995 until 2003 he served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.  There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.