Dear Delegates,

Welcome! My name is Randle Steinbeck, and I am excited to be your staffer for the Central Intelligence Agency. First, here’s a bit about me:

I am a Junior in Kirkland House concentrating in mathematics with a citation in Russian. I’m from Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany . (but I was born in Seattle and have lived there twice). I’m currently in Army ROTC, so after graduating I will commission as a 2 nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, hopefully as an infantry officer. When I’m not staffing HMC, you can find me working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, at the Kennedy School, out in Boston, or at the gym. I love staffing HMCSF and look forward to meeting all of you!

Tracing its lineage to the Office of Strategic Services, which was founded in 1942 to conduct and coordinate espionage activities behind enemy lines, the Central Intelligence Agency is the primer foreign intelligence service of the United States government. Although sources and methods have evolved over time, the CIA stands ready to provide intelligence, analysis, and operational . options to the President and Cabinet of the United States. Of course, this job is not without peril, as 133 stars engraved in white marble remind us, one for each CIA employee who has lost their life in the line of duty.

Given the wide range of critical topics under the agency’s purview, you should come prepared to engage in diverse and stimulating debate. Our operational agenda this year will be focused on a destabilized Sudan and authoritarianism in Cambodia, but we encourage you to come prepared to discuss these topics inter-disciplinarily and to apply multiple lenses in crafting solutions.

I can’t wait to meet all of you for what we think will be the best CIA session yet! I’ve been preparing all year for your arrival and look forward to hearing you debate, collaborate, and learn with us. If you have any questions about the committee or conference in general, feel free to reach out to us.

Looking forward to our time together.


Randle Steinbeck