Professor Matthew Towner is the Central Intelligence Agency's faculty representative to the U.S. Naval War College and George H. W. Bush Chair for National Intelligence. He teaches policy analysis and security strategies in the National Security Affairs Department, as well as classified electives on intelligence. Over a 21 year career, he has served as a senior analyst in CIA's Directorate of Analysis, as well as a foreign service officer in the Department of State, bringing deep expertise on China and East Asia. He is a native of Arlington, Virginia.