Intelligence expert Thielmann '72 addresses "national security secrets"
Intelligence expert Greg Thielmann '72 will discuss "National Security Secrets and the Congress: Why the 'First Branch' is Often the Last to Know" at Grinnell College on Feb. 16.
A Newton, Ia., native, Thielmann has been involved for more than 30 years in implementing foreign policy and researching national security, arms control, and intelligence issues.
Currently a senior fellow with the Arms Control Association in Washington, Thielmann served the past four years as a staff member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He previously served as director of the U.S. State Department's Office of Analysis for Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Issues and worked in U.S. embassies in Brasilia, Bonn, and Moscow. His State Department work was recognized with numerous awards for capable leadership, outstanding performance, and dedication to duty.
During the month of February, Thielmann will teach a short course for Grinnell students about "Intelligence Assessment: Iran and Iraq," sponsored by the college's Wilson Program in Enterprise and Leadership. His Feb. 16 public lecture is sponsored by the college's Rosenfield Center for Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights. The Joe Rosenfield '25 Center is located at 1115 8th Ave. on the Grinnell College campus.