2012 Conference Speakers
BRIAN J. LATELL, Keynote Speaker
Brian Latell has been a Latin America and Caribbean specialist for more than four decades. During his 35 years of service in the CIA and the National Intelligence Council he advised White House and other ranking American officials and members of Congress on Latin American developments. He teaches, lectures, consults, and writes, especially on Cuba, and has frequently advised US and foreign government policy making organizations and leaders.
John F. Fox, Jr.
Appearances on C-Span, CBS Sunday Morning News, Good Day Houston, Turner Classic Movies, Fox News, National Public Radio, and a number of radio programs, and other media venues as an expert on FBI history.
Interviewed for documentaries that have appeared on the History Channel, the Military History Channel, the BBC, French television, and the Discovery Channel.
A 1972 graduate of Antioch College, he is a contributing editor to The Nation and the Wilson Quarterly, and sits on the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. He is the author, editor, or co-author of six books, most recently Leak: Why Mark Felt Became Deep Throat, to be published in March 2012 by the University Press of Kansas.
As the Special Assistant for the Attorney General (AG), the Honorable Guillermo A. Somoza Colombani, Albert Grajales is the INTERPOL Director of Puerto Rico. He is also the Coordinator of Intelligence / Antiterrorism where he is a representative of the Justice Department. He is in charge of all investigative operations of intelligence and counter intelligence concerning the criminal act on terrorism in the island of Puerto Rico. He also works in conjunction with the FBI / National Security Branch in terrorism investigative matters.
DAVID W. WALTROP
is a Program Manager in the CIA Historical Collections Division. He served previously as the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) deputy-chief historian, co-editor of NRO's corporate quarterly publication, and curator of the Defense Intelligence Agency. A trained historian, he received a BA in history from Towson State University, an MA in history from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a certificate in museum exhibition design and planning from Georgetown University. He is pursuing a doctorate in history at American University in Washington, DC.