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This year's lecture features a conversation with James Comey, who will discuss leadership lessons learned throughout his personal pathway to becoming the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as his particular style of leading the nation's premiere federal law enforcement agency. Finally, the audience will have an opportunity to join the conversation.
Through a generous gift by Maribeth Borthwick, USC class of '73 and Vice Regent for California of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a partnership between the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington was created. Convening students, scholars, historians, and the general public from across the country, the partnership provides an ongoing exploration of George Washington's lifelong accomplishments. Through this partnership, the public can gain a better understanding of George Washington as a man, as well as his remarkable leadership, professional achievements, and lasting legacy.
About the Speaker
A Yonkers, New York native, James Comey graduated from the College of William & Mary and the University of Chicago Law School. Following law school, Comey served as an assistant United States attorney for both the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of Virginia. Comey returned to New York to become the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 2003, he became the deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Comey left DOJ in 2005 to serve as general counsel and senior vice president at defense contractor Lockheed Martin. Five years later, he joined Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut-based investment fund, as its general counsel. Comey was sworn in as the seventh Director of the FBI on September 4, 2013.