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Former deputy director of the CIA to address audience at graduate Commencement

Nearly 1,000 graduate students are expected to receive their DU diplomas at Commencement this year.

Jami Miscik, a former deputy director of the CIA, will be the featured speaker.

During Miscik’s 20-year intelligence career, she was responsible for all of the CIA’s intelligence analysts, the production of all source analysis and determining the content of the President’s daily intelligence briefing.

Miscik (MA international studies ’82) served as director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council from 1995–96.

Upon leaving the CIA, Miscik joined Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital in New York as its global head of sovereign risk. From 2005–08, she assessed risks for the firm and its clients.

She currently is president and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates Inc., a strategic international consulting firm based in New York. She also works as a senior advisor to Barclays Capital and is an appointed member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. She serves on the Council of Foreign Relations and the International Rescue Committee.

DU’s graduate Commencement ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. June 3 at Magness Arena. For more information or to watch a live stream of the ceremony, visit the DU Commencement website.

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