Double Lives and Moral Lives: An Exploration into the Ethics of Intelligence

Can ethics and intelligence coexist? The Institute for Human Ecology held a symposium on ethical issues faced by U.S. intelligence as it confronts myriad global challenges. The symposium featured CIA veterans and renowned intelligence experts from various perspectives.

This event was available via livestream, by clicking here.

Michael V. Hayden

Michael V. Hayden is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Hayden currently co-chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Electric Grid Cyber Security Initiative. In 2017, Hayden became a national security analyst for CNN.






David E. Hoffman

David E. Hoffman is a contributing editor at The Washington Post. He covered the White House during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Busch, and was subsequently diplomatic correspondent and Jerusalem correspondent. From 1995 to 2001, he served as Moscow Bureau Chief, and later as Foreign Editor and Assistant Managing Editor for Foreign News. Hoffman is the author of the acclaimed book, The Billion Dollar Spy, about how the CIA handled a major espionage case that proved very valuable for US national security.



V. Sue Bromley


Sue Bromley is a former Executive Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, serving as the Agency’s number three official from 2011 to 2014.  She had previously served as the Deputy Director for Intelligence, the position in charge of all the Agency’s analysts.

Ms. Bromley joined CIA in 1983 as a cartographer and then became an analyst in the Crime and Narcotics Center.  She built an extraordinary record of achievement in many senior positions across the Agency.  In the operations directorate, she headed the resources staff that worked with Congress and the White House to manage the Agency’s increase funding after the 9/11 attacks to support CIA’s global counterterrorism operations.  She served as deputy director of the Counterterrorism Center, helping to direct crucial analysis and operations.  In 2009, she became CIA’s Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all financial management and procurement for CIA operations and programs.

Ms. Bromley is the creator of and Senior Facilitator for The Director’s Seminar, an intensive, six-month CIA program designed for senior officers who have the potential for the senior-most level of the Agency.  It is the Agency’s most advanced leadership development program and incorporates government and private sector best practices.  Since her retirement from the agency in 2014, she has continued to facilitate the Seminar and do volunteer work.

Jamil Jaffer

Jamil N. Jaffer is the Founder of National Security Institute and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he teaches classes on counterterrorism, intelligence, surveillance, cybersecurity, and other national security matters. Jamil is also a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and is affiliated with Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC).


Nicholas Dujmovic

Nicholas Dujmovic is the director of the Intelligence Studies Program at The Catholic University of America.  After service in the US Coast Guard, he joined CIA in 1990 as an analyst on the USSR and East Europe, and later was a speechwriter for the Director of Central Intelligence, editor of the President’s Daily Brief, and a manager of analysts.  He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  Dr. Dujmovic was CIA staff historian for 11 years before his retirement from federal service in 2016.  He worked on classified studies of clandestine operations, including the hunt for Bin Ladin.  His unclassified work on Agency operations and culture has appeared in several intelligence journals and anthologies, and Yale University published his collection of quotations on intelligence and espionage, The Literary Spy.  Dr. Dujmovic has taught at the US Coast Guard Academy and at American University’s School of International Service.  He is a deacon of the Orthodox Church in America.