Michael Hurley

MPR to air Michael Hurley talk on terrorism at noon and 9 p.m. Wednesday

Minnesota Public Radio will broadcast a lecture given at the University of St. Thomas last week by Michael Hurley, a former CIA officer and coauthor of The 9/11 Commission Report who spent seven years on the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

The program can be heard at noon and 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, on the “Minnesota Public Radio News Presents” program at 91.1 FM. The program also can be heard via the Internet. Information is available here.

Hurley discussed “Terrorism in America: What are the Current Threats, and is the U.S. Government Doing Enough to Defend Us?” Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the School of Law’s Schulze Grand Atrium. The event was sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions.

A native of Edina, Hurley was on year 18 of his 25-year career with the CIA when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. He spent the next seven years of his CIA career on “the hunt” – searching for bin Laden during three tours of duty in Afghanistan, as director of counterterrorism policy for the 9/11 Commission and co-author of The 9/11 Commission Report, and later through his work for the State Department.