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China: The New Cold War

Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 11:00am - 12:30pm

You are cordially invited to the second lecture for the speaker series

On the topic of
CHINA: The New Cold War

John Sano
Former Deputy Director, National Clandestine Service, Central Intelligence Agency

Saturday, August 3rd
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Pragmatics, Inc
1761 Business Center Dr.
Reston, VA 20190


This event is co-sponsored by the Movement for the Renaissance of Vietnam,
the National Bureau of Asian Research, and The Institute of World Politics.

About the Lecture: The focus is on Chinese strategies – both regionally and globally- to increase their influence, supplant U.S. interests, and attempt to establish China as the dominant actor on the world stage in the future.

About the Speaker: John Sano Mr. Sano spent 28 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and was appointed the National Clandestine Service’s (formerly the Directorate of Operations) Deputy Director in November 2005.

As Deputy Director, Mr. Sano chaired the NCS’ Senior Leadership Team and oversaw the day-to-day management of the country’s Clandestine Service. In addition, Mr. Sano was an active member of the CIA’s Executive Management Team and regularly briefed senior Administration as well as Congressional Committee members on matters of national security and worldwide covert operations.

Previous positions within the CIA included serving as a Chief of Station in two foreign and one domestic location, as well as nearly 15 years of overseas experience in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Sano also serves on the Board of Directors of Garda Federal Services and is a professor of Intelligence at The Institute of World Politics as well as a lecturer on national security and intelligence issues at Johns Hopkins University and at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.

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