Friday, May 23, 2008

AIPAC 3rd Annual Wall Street Event Hears Former CIA Director Woolsey Now Turned Green Energy VantagePoint Ventures As AJC Is Warned Of Global Warming

Woolsey Speaks to Third Annual AIPAC Wall Street Event

Former CIA Director Woolsey spoke to AIPAC's Wall Street Event.

More than 400 investment bankers, hedge fund managers and financial planners attended the AIPAC’s third annual Wall Street Event in Manhattan.

Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey gave the keynote address, stressing the myriad threats to the United States and Israel from radical Islamic terrorists and the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran.

AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr also offered his take on recent developments in the Middle East and emphasized the importance of strong ties between the United States and Israel.


Woolsey Tells American Jewish Committee Global Warming and Terrorism On Even Par

Former CIA chief frets double-barreled threats

Former CIA director R. James Woolsey says alternate energy sources must be developed quickly to safeguard against global warming and terrorist attack. Photo by Robert Wiener

Former top spy James Woolsey told a Jewish audience that the world faces two existential threats: global warming and terrorism.

“Malignant” is how he described the former and “malevolent” is how he described the latter as he paced across the small stage of a ballroom at the East Brunswick Hilton.

The former Central Intelligence Agency director under President Bill Clinton and current adviser to John McCain spoke May 13 at the American Jewish Committee Metro New Jersey Area’s National Community Relations Award dinner.


Woolsey Now VantagePoint Ventures Green

From Government to Greentech

Former CIA director R. James Woolsey joins VantagePoint Ventures, while former Clinton technology adviser -- and DFJ Element partner -- Timothy Newell moves to Merriman Curhan Ford. Will others follow Al Gore's path from government to investment?

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