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    9/11, False Flags, and Black Ops: An Evening of Debate

    A debate was held on conspiracy theories, specifically the truth behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The participants were Jonathan Kay, author of Among the Truthers: A…

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    Book Discussion on Cyber War: What it Is and How to Fight It

    Richard Clarke gives a thumbnail sketch of the history of the Internet and explains why it was developed without security precautions. He then argues that most of the businesses and…

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    Book Discussion on Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America

    John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr talked about the book they wrote with Alexander Vassiliev, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America (Yale University Press; May 26, 2009). Alexander…

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    Investigation of Robert Hanssen

    Former FBI Agent Mike Rochford, author David Wise, and psychiatrist David Charney talked about the career of Robert Hanssen, an FBI agent who spied for the Soviet Union and subsequently…

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    Book Discussion on Mastermind

    Richard Miniter talked about his biography of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed at the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. He contends that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was the brains behind al Qaeda’s…

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    FBI and KGB Cold War Operations

    Oleg Kalugin and David Major, former intelligence officials, spoke about their intersecting careers during the Cold War. Topics in the talk included how each side managed surveillance,…

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    Book Discussion on Wild Bill Donovan

    Douglas Waller, former correspondent for Time and Newsweek, recounts the life of William “Wild Bill” Donovan, often thought of as the father of the Central Intelligence Agency…

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    Book Discussion on The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State

    The author follows Admiral Poindexter and his desire to increase surveillance to stop terror attacks. According to Harris, the Admiral’s push for increased surveillance began…

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    Book Discussion on The Secret Sentry

    Matthew Aid talked about the history and purpose of the National Security Agency, which, since September 11, 2001, has regularly provided the president with a majority of the information he…

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    Book Discussion on Argo

    Antonio Mendez spoke about the Iranian hostage crisis and a secret operation to save Americans in Iran during the turmoil in which he took a role as a Hollywood producer scouting out…

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    A New Cold War: Inside Nuclear Iran

    Panelists talked about how to deal with Iran. After all of the panelists made initial statements they responded to questions from members of the audience. 
    The panelists were Reza…

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    Spies of the Civil Rights Movement

    Rick Bowers talked about his book Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement. The book is about the extensive domestic…

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    Book Discussion on Hitler's Man in Havana

    Thomas Schoonover talked about and showed showed photographs from his book Hitler’s Man in Havana: Heinz Luning and Nazi Espionage in Latin America (University Press of Kentucky;…

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    Book Discussion on Chasing Shadows

    Fred Burton, former deputy chief of the Counterterrorism Division of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, talked about the assassination of his neighbor, Israeli…

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    Espionage, Counterintelligence, and Security

    David Major, a retired Reagan administration counterintelligence adviser, gave a 2011 retrospective of intelligence gathering successes and failures worldwide. He also talked about how…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 1

    Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, talked about the activities of the Loyal League, a secret national organization of men and…

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    Civil War Espionage

    A panel discussion was held on the use of espionage during the Civil War by both the North and the South. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Book Discussion on Defend the Realm

    Christopher Andrew talked about his book Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 (Knopf; November 3, 2009). Mr. Andrew was the first independent historian allowed access to the…

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    Ernest Hemingway as a World War II Spy

    Military and intelligence historian Nicholas Reynolds talked about the services of World War I veteran and author Ernest Hemingway and other family members as spies for the United States…

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    The FBI and the Weather Underground

    Two former adversaries reflected on an incendiary time in American history. In the late 1960s and early 1970s long-simmering public unrest over the Vietnam War, social reform, and…

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