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Spies: How Covert Activities Changed the Course of History

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ClassGraphic For over a century, the US, UK, USSR and People’s Republic of China have used their spy agencies and individual spies to gain economic and military advantage over each other, to amass power, and to shape the world geopolitical order. You have heard the names of some of the most infamous of them: The Cambridge Five, Aldrich Ames, Oleg Penkovsky, and Oleg Gordievsky. In this study group, we will learn about and analyze this shadow struggle between East and West, and will be introduced to the world of espionage. We will use Spies: The Epic Intelligence War Between East and West (Simon & Shuster, 2023) by Calder Walton as our text. Based on recently declassified documents and interviews with former spies and spy agency officials, the author recounts how information obtained through clandestine operations, in ways generally unknown to the public, have influenced the decisions made by political leaders and have shaped the course of history.


Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Amanda Fox2.Susan Longo 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/27/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/4/2024 - 6/10/2024 Weekly - Mon 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Susan Longo  ; Amanda Fox 
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