JOHN RIZZO

Jan 14 2014 7:30 pm

Credit: Jay Mallin Photography 

 

John Rizzo

Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m.

Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA 


In 1975, fresh out of law school and working a numbing job at the Treasury Department, John Rizzo took “a total shot in the dark” and sent his résumé to the Central Intelligence Agency. He had no notion that more than thirty years later, after serving under eleven CIA directors and seven presidents, he would become a notorious public figure.

Rizzo is the first CIA official to ever describe what “black sites” look like from the inside and he provides the most comprehensive account ever written of the “torture tape” fiasco surrounding the interrogation of Al Qaeda suspect Abu Zubaydah and the birth, growth, and death of the enhanced interrogation program.

John Rizzo had a 34-year career as a lawyer at the CIA, culminating with seven years as the Agency’s chief legal officer. Since retiring from the CIA, he has served as senior counsel at a Washington, D.C., law firm and is a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution.

Location: 
Street:
1010 El Camino Real
City:
Menlo Park
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Province:
California
Postal Code:
94025-4349
Country:
United States