Intelligence expert Mel Goodman to discuss CIA in March 5 talk

International relations and intelligence affairs expert Mel Goodman will discuss “The CIA’s Abuse of Intelligence Ethics” in a talk from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium on the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul.

Free and open to the public, the talk is sponsored by St. Thomas’ Justice and Peace Studies Program in collaboration with the History Department and Political Science Department. For more information, call (651) 962-5907.

Goodman is a senior fellow and director of the National Security Program at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University.

He is former chairman of the International Relations Department at the National War College, and from 1966 to 1990 was division chief and a senior analyst at the CIA’s Office of Soviet Affairs. Before that he was a senior analyst at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and an intelligence adviser to the strategic arms limitation talks in Vienna and Washington, D.C.

Goodman’s latest books are the 2004 Lessons of the Cold War and the 2007 The Decline and Fall of the CIA. In the last two months he was featured on PBS’s “Frontline” and in the New York Times.