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Chinese Espionage and U.S. Security

Wed, Mar 13, 2019, 4:00pm - 5:00pm


You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
Chinese Espionage and U.S. Security
Mr. Nicholas Eftimiades 
Professor, Penn State University

Wednesday, March 13th
4:00 – 5:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.


This discussion is a part of IWP’s China series.


About the Lecture: Mr. Eftimiades will discuss China’s espionage scope, operational methods, targets, and the impact on U.S. national security. The discussion presents analysis of over 280 cases of Chinese espionage.

About the Speaker: Nicholas Eftimiades is retired from the US Department of Defense. He is currently a professor at Penn State University. His 34 year government career included employment in CIA as a Technical Operations Officer, Special Agent in the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and a Senior Intelligence Officer in Defense Intelligence Agency. Mr. Eftimiades held positions in analysis, human and technical intelligence collection, and program management. He distinguished himself numerous times in the senior ranks of the intelligence and defense communities.

As a subject matter expert on Chinese espionage, Mr. Eftimiades was called upon to provide Congressional testimony and briefings to the Cox Commission, the Joint Economic Committee, and individual meetings with Congressional Members and staff. He is also one of only seven people appointed as an Intelligence Community Associate to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Intelligence Council. Mr. Eftimiades has an M.S. Strategic Intelligence, National Defense Intelligence College; and a B.A. East Asian Studies, George Washington University. He has authored books and many scholarly articles on Chinese espionage, technology, and space issues. His book Chinese Intelligence Operations, is an examination of the structure, operations, and methodology of the intelligence services of the People’s Republic of China. To date, it remains the only scholarly analysis of China’s intelligence services and operational methodology.

Mr. Eftimiades is a frequent lecturer and public speaker on future technology, space, and national security issues. He has appeared as an expert on CBS Evening News, Dateline NBC, ABC’s Day One, BBC, BBC America, National Public Radio, and dozens of other television and radio broadcasts. He has been quoted in hundreds of newspapers and magazines across the world.

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