Professor to Lead Robert Gates Seminar Oct. 27
Robert Duncan, visiting assistant professor of political science, will lead a Friends of the Library seminar on the career of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates Sunday, Oct. 27.
The event is at 3:30 p.m. on the second floor of Hege Library on campus and is open to the public at no charge. It precedes a talk to be given by Secretary Gates in the Bryan Series Oct. 29.
Duncan spent 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst, instructor, first-line supervisor, staff officer and manager in three of the agency’s directorates—intelligence, science and technology, and administration. He joined the agency in 1968.
Gates served as director of the CIA 1991-93 and was a part of eight presidential administrations including serving as Defense Secretary 2006-11 under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Duncan earned a bachelor of arts in history and a master of arts in political science from Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) in 1961 and 1964, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in public policy from George Mason University.
He served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-67 with stateside tours in Colorado, Florida and Ohio, and overseas tours in Vietnam and the Philippines.
The Friends of the Guilford College Library sponsors faculty seminars prior to many Bryan Series events.