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Tradecraft and Treachery: How CIA and MI6 Handled the Spy Who Saved The World

Thu, Nov 9, 2017, 4:15pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of 

Tradecraft and Treachery: How CIA and MI6
Handled the Spy Who Saved The World

Dr. David V. Gioe 
History Fellow at the Army Cyber Institute, US Military Academy at West Point

Thursday, November 9
4:15 PM 

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


About the lecture:

Soviet Military Intelligence Colonel Oleg Penkovsky has been called “The Spy Who Saved The World,” but as the Cold War fades into memory we are losing touch with the brave Soviet officer who helped avoid World War III. This talk will reconstruct the tradecraft used by the American Central Intelligence Agency and British Secret Intelligence Service to shine a light on Cold War Human Intelligence tradecraft. Dr. Gioe is a leading expert on the Penkovsky case and his research includes interviews with some key players as well as access to a private archive.

About the speaker:

Dr. David V. Gioe is History Fellow at the Army Cyber Institute, US Military Academy at West Point, where he also serves as Assistant Professor of History. He earned a BA from Wheaton College, an MA from Georgetown University, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College Command and Staff program. David is Director of Studies for the Cambridge Security Initiative and co-convener of its International Security and Intelligence program. His work has appeared in numerous outlets including The National Interest, Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, The Strategy Bridge, Lawfare, and World Politics Review. He also co-edited a volume on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Before starting his academic career, David was an intelligence officer, beginning with appointment in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow in the FBI National Security Division. He transferred to CIA and served multiple overseas tours as an operations officer. He retains his commission in the Navy Reserve as is assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations. He was selected for promotion to Commander in Spring 2017.

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