YPFP Disruptor: Inside the Situation Room with Larry Pfeiffer

On March 23, Larry Pfeiffer takes YPFP inside the Situation Room and shares his accounts of how the White House responded to some of the most significant foreign policy events of our time.

Mr. Pfeiffer, former Senior Director of the Situation Room and CIA Chief of Staff, will discuss the challenges of responding under pressure, with imperfect information, in real-time, and how NexGeners can better prepare to face tomorrow's global security challenges. 

Brought to you by YPFP's Combating Terrorism Working Group and Fellowship Program

  Discussion: 6:30-8:00pm

This event will be off-the-record

The US response to countless historical events--from the Osama bin Laden raid to the 2012 Benghazi attack--was led from inside the Situation Room. Share your opinion on what you think are the most controversial policy decisions in our poll, which Mr. Pfeiffer will address in his remarks.


Mr. Larry Pfeiffer is a Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group where he advises clients on how to navigate the global risk environment. From 2011-2013, Mr. Pfeiffer served as the Senior Director of the Situation Room in which he presided over countless historical events, including the infamous 2012 Benghazi attack.

In addition to his work at the White House, Mr. Pfeiffer spent a cumulative 32 years in government across the CIA, DNI and NSA, most notably serving as former CIA Director Michael Hayden's Chief of Staff.




YPFP’s Disruptor informs NextGen views by emphasizing the need for fresh ideas to disrupt institutionalized foreign policy approaches that aren’t working.

March 23, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8pm
International Student House
1825 R St NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States
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