Ronald Reagan: Counterintelligence and the Evil Empire

Start: Friday, April 19, 2013 5:30 PM
End:   Friday, April 19, 2013 7:00 PM

The Third Annual Reagan Intelligence Lecture


You are cordially invited to the


Third Annual Reagan Intelligence Lecture 

on the topic of 
Ronald Reagan: Counterintelligence and the Evil Empire 

with 
Raymond J. Batvinis
Former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
IWP Professor 

Friday, April 19
5:30-7:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Registration for this event is now closed.

Dr. Raymond Batvinis joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation on July 17th, 1972. Entering the FBI just two years before Watergate, he was able to watch firsthand the subsequent "Age of Reform" in that agency - which involved reform chiefly in the intelligence and counterintelligence communities. He proceeded to spend twenty-five years in the FBI, gaining invaluable experience as well as deep knowledge about the organization itself.

After working in Cleveland on organized crime and fugitive work, he moved to the Washington field office, where he was introduced to counterintelligence. He eventually went to the FBI headquarters, and taught FBI agents about counterintelligence, espionage, and international and domestic terrorism investigations.

Dr. Batvinis also spent twelve years in the Baltimore field office as the Supervisory Special Agent of Counterintelligence. He was responsible for counterterrorism and domestic terrorism, as well as counterintelligence. There, he also arranged for training of the staff - and recommended to some of them that they attend IWP! He ultimately attained a senior-level position coordinating the National Foreign Intelligence Program.

Twelve years into his retirement from the FBI, Dr. Batvinis works today as a Consultant/Investigator at RJB Associates. He continues to teach history at FBI field offices around the nation, and he works for the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, which awards scholarships and grants, and engages in other charitable work in memory of the first Director of the FBI.

Dr. Batvinis devotes much of his spare time to historical research and analysis of the FBI. One of the readings for his class at IWP is a book that he wrote himself: The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence

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