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Summer Forum 2017

Join us for the 11th annual Summer Forum. This community outreach program is open to the public at no charge, and members are encouraged to bring guests. Sessions are an hour and a half long and include time for Q&A. Reservations are not required but seating is limited.

 

Spy IllustrationNEXT: “The Spy Among Us”

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am
TidePointe Retirement Community
700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head [map]

The panel will discuss the Intelligence Cycle, which is the process of developing raw information into finished intelligence for policymakers to use in decision-making and action. They will include anecdotes and real life case studies.

Summer Forum Speakers

 

 

 

  • Blaine Lotz served for 39 years in the US Intelligence Community, 26 of them on active duty in the USAF and 13 as a senior career civilian in the Defense department. He last served as the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Oversight.
  • Margaret McManus is a retired CIA Analyst.
  • Col. John Gilbert (USAF, ret.) spent his military career in strategic missile operations, intelligence, and arms control verification. He served in a variety of intelligence organizations, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Air Force Headquarters, and the On-Site Inspection agency (OSIA). He currently serves as a contractor and consultant, providing advice and training to U.S. personnel and the International Atomic Energy Agency on arms control, intelligence, and on-site inspection operations.

 

August Summer Forum:  “Immigration – Process and History”

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am
TidePointe Retirement Community
700 TidePointe Way, Hilton Head [map]

Aimee DeverallImmigration Attorney Aimee Deverall J.D. will speak about the highly charged topic of Immigration. She will discuss the history, the process of becoming an American citizen and the impact of the proposed laws. Ms. Deverall earned her law degree from the John Marshall Law School where she graduated with honors and wrote for the law review. She has served as an intern for the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago and the Chicago Immigration Court. Ms. Deverall is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has previously chaired and currently serves as the AILA Liaison to the Charleston and Greer Immigration Field Offices. She volunteers frequently in the community and has practiced immigration law exclusively since 2010.