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Joseph Wippl (USA)
Expert on intelligence services, terrorism and security, university professor
„I think the problem for Europe and especially Germany given its responsibilities in the modern world, is that it needs to not only have a strong intelligence service, but academic study of it as well because it's so important in the formulation of policy.“
As a former CIA officer, he spent 35 years in leading CIA positions in Europe and Latin America. At the headquarters of the CIA, he was a Chief of Europe Division and later the CIA's Director of Congressional Affairs. He lectures at Boston University.
Joseph lectures and publishes about intelligence services, national security, and terrorism. He deals with the issue of the immigration crisis and the importance of transatlantic relations for global
Joseph lectures and publishes about intelligence services, national security, and terrorism. He deals with the issue of the immigration crisis and the importance of transatlantic relations for global security. 35 years of his work experience for the CIA in Europe (Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Belgium) as well as in Latin America (Mexico, Guatemala) give him an insight into the themes that shape our contemporary world.
In the past Joseph was a member of the team investigating one of the biggest espionage affairs in the history of the CIA – the case of the double agent Aldrich Ames. Thanks to his experience with European security services, Joseph often provides commentaries for the US media about terrorist attacks or the immigration crisis in Europe. Since 2006, he has been teaching international relations at Boston University. He has received a number of awards for his work, such as CIA's Career Intelligence Medal, the Bundesverdienst Kruez of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Hugh Montgomery Award.