Virtual Meeting

Trust and Distrust in the American Political System

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Leah Millis/Reuters
Joan Dempsey

Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management 

Executive Editor,; Author, In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth About America’s “Deep State”

Intelligence Studies Project Director, Inman Chair in Intelligence Studies, and Clinical Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin; Former Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform, National Security Council 


Senior International/Defense Researcher, RAND Corporation; Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Panelists discuss the intersection of U.S. politics and the theory of the “deep state,” including the devolution of public trust in government agencies and what effect this has, how to combat public distrust, and the role and responsibility of U.S. government agencies throughout history.

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