Mr. Cox served for seven years as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; has been a consultant for the U.N.; and has served as political consultant to national leaders as varied as Nelson Rockefeller, Hubert Humphrey, and Henry Kissinger, to name only a few. During the Second World War, Mr. Cox served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Secret Intelligence Branch, and from 1952-1961 he was a high-ranking member of the clandestine services of the CIA, dealing with the planning and implementation of operations conducted world-wide against the Soviet Union. During the Truman administration he was a member of the staff of the Psychological Strategy Board, which devised the U.S. strategic concept for the Cold War and provided guidance for covert operations.
The reception for Mr. Cox begins at 5:30, with dinner following at 6:00. His address in McKenna Auditorium begins at 7:00.