Carol Rollie Flynn

President Emerita

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Research Areas:

Overseas intelligence operations, security, counterintelligence, education (advanced, adult)

Carol Rollie Flynn is President Emerita and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. A thirty-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Ms. Flynn held senior executive positions including Director of CIA’s Leadership Academy, Director of the Office of Foreign Intelligence Relationships, Associate Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Executive Director of the CIA Counterterrorism Center, and Chief of Station in major posts in Southeast Asia and Latin America. She has extensive experience in overseas intelligence operations, security, and counterintelligence.

Ms. Flynn is also an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service/Security Studies Program where she co-directed the National Security Critical Issue Task Force, which conducted research on Lone Wolf Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism, and Insider Threat. She has also taught at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business and served as Adjunct Staff at Rand Corporation. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Flynn has a BA from Wellesley College and an MS in Cyber Security from the University of Maryland/University College. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the International Spy Museum.