R. James Woolsey

Former Director of the C.I.A.

As the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), James Woolsey is a well respected expert on national and international security. Since 2006 he has been actively addressing the issue of climate change and how international security can be strengthened through reduced oil dependency.

"No one is better briefed on national and homeland security than Woolsey"

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  • International Security
  • Energy, Security and the Long War of the 21st Century
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Climate Change, US Energy Use and National Security
  • Opportunities for Transportation and National Security


He presents in English.

How he presents

James delivers his presentations in a confident, forthright and interactive manner. His message is clear and doesn't delve into exaggerated scenarios, leaving audiences well informed about the major issues facing the world.


  • No fighting in the War Room: Memoirs of a Spook
  • Keeping America Safe: Studies in Strategic Military Policy 1980s

In Detail

James is a Venture Partner with Lux Capital. He is also Chairman of Woolsey Partners LLC. Prior to joining Lux, he was a Venture Partner and Senior Advisor to VantagePoint Venture Partners. Previously, he served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, including Director of Central Intelligence from 1993-1995. He has also been a Vice President and Officer of Booz Allen Hamilton and a partner at the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC, now Goodwin Procter, where he practiced for 22 years in the fields of civil litigation, arbitration and mediation.


James Woolsey is one of the regular speakers on the greentech circuits. He was one of the first to hammer home the lesson that green technology and national security are intertwined. He offers audiences worldwide his valuable views on how leading-edge organizations need to address strategic issues to solve their security problems.



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