Past Event

Lunch and Learn: Careers in National Security with Tim Nank '93GS

April 25, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lewisohn Hall, 2970 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 408, Baer Room

Please note that this event has been postponed to a future date. 

Join Tim Nank '93GS, a U.S. Navy veteran with 20 years of experience in National Security, Intelligence Analysis, and Intelligence Information Systems, as he discussed his service, his education, and his career after Columbia. Guests will enjoy a light lunch and Q&A with Tim.

Tim Nank '93GS has worked for a variety of defense consulting firms, most notably CACI, Booz Allen Hamilton, and SAIC accumulating over 20 years of national level experience in management with national security, intelligence analysis, operations, counter-terrorism, and proliferation impacting issues at the highest strategic level of government. Prior to that Tim was a former White House Appointee for eight years that focused on nuclear weapon non-proliferation and counter-terrorism under President George W. Bush. After that, Tim continued his work in nuclear non-proliferation and counter-terrorism in a variety of intelligence agencies.

 Additionally, Tim spent 16 years in the US Navy as an intelligence officer in an active duty and reserve capacity. He has served in a variety of different commands such as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and aboard the USS PONCE-15 (AFSB-i) conducting intelligence operations within the AOR of the Fifth fleet.

Tim has received his B.A. from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval War College, and an M.S. in Technical Intelligence from the National Intelligence University.

Moderated by: Eliana Aiken '24GS 

Eliana is a senior in GS from the Bay Area. She is currently pursuing a double major in Political Science and Neuroscience and Behavior. In addition to being in her final year of GS, she is concurrently pursuing her master’s degree in International Affairs at SIPA. To combine her neuroscience and political science interests, she studies political decision making and how such decisions manifest on a global stage. Eliana previously served as a military Command and Control instructor and interned at the United Nations, where she worked on projects surrounding peacekeeping and budget.







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