September 04, 2018

The Catholic University of America’s Institute for Human Ecology and the Intelligence Studies Program welcome Michael Morell, former acting director of the CIA to discuss his memories and insights of the 9/11 attacks. The discussion will take place in an interview setting with Nicholas Dujmovic, director of the University's Intelligence Studies Program, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Morell will share his insight into this tumultuous time in U.S. history and relate the challenges, frustrations, and accomplishments of U.S. Intelligence as they worked to prevent future attacks.

Morell served as President George W. Bush’s CIA briefer and was with the president in Florida when the attacks began. He later served in several crucial leadership roles in the CIA as the agency searched for and eventually found Osama bin Laden. Morell was the CIA’s deputy director during the raid on bin Laden’s compound by U.S. special forces. His unique perspective will shed light on the security measures in place that continue to ensure public safety.

“Michael Morell understands the challenges and nuances of the intelligence profession as only a very few can, and he generously is willing to share his insights and the lessons he has learned,” Dujmovic says. “We are immensely privileged at The Catholic University of America to have him visit us and offer his thoughtful reflections on the most traumatic event in recent American history and its aftermath.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, visit or contact or 202-319-5892.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event, or watch it via livestream.

MEDIA: To schedule an interview or attend the event, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at or 202-319-5600.