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Dinner and Dialogue - Exclusive Educator Event

Conversation with a Spy

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Tickets: $20


After a long day of teaching, sit back and relax with a martini (shaken not stirred, of course) and chat with a spy.

All will be revealed (well almost all…we wouldn’t want to have to kill you)! This is your chance to ask all the questions you have always wanted to ask a spy. In this exclusive event only for educators you will meet former intelligence officer, Melissa Mahle, who will share stories from her thirteen year career in the CIA’s Clandestine Service. Ms. Mahle will also touch upon hot topics including ethics in spying, 21st century skills, the role of torture, and do the movies “get it right?”

Ms. Mahle is an expert on the Middle East and counterterrorism. As a field operative for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), she worked against many of the key challenges to US national security, including running operations against al-Qaeda terrorists and illicit networks selling weapons of mass destruction. She received a Presidential Letter of Appreciation for her work on the Middle East Peace Process and numerous exceptional performance awards from the CIA for her recruitment of agents and collection of intelligence. Ms. Mahle is the author of the book Denial and Deception: An Insider’s View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11 and of co-author of the children’s book Lost in Petra.

*Ticket Price includes a light dinner, 1 martini, and free curriculum materials.


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