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Spy's Eye View Speaker Series

Get the inside story from true insiders.

Former intelligence officers reveal extraordinary experiences from their distinguished careers in the field and offer informed opinions on current as well as historical events.

The audience is then invited to join in an open-ended discussion with them. What better way to know the hidden side of espionage than from those who have it lived it?

Museum Talks

  • Length: Up to one (1) hour; every additional half hour costs 25% of the total. The one hour includes the arrival and departure time. The speaker will speak for 30 minutes and take Q&A for 15 minutes. Maximum of 120 with auditorium seating or meal function.
  • Exclusive Tours held before or after Museum operating hours: Maximum 12 guests per speaker.
  • Events held during Museum operating hours: Maximum of 24. Recommended no more than 12 per speaker.
  • Reservation is subject to speaker availability.
  • Cancellation penalty once contract is signed: Within 30 day full payment, 31+ days full refund 
  • The Spy Museum does not endorse, approve, or support the opinions stated by the speakers. Statements made by presenters do not represent the position or opinion of the International Spy Museum. 

Peter Earnest

Peter Earnest is the founding executive director of the International Spy Museum and a 35-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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Sandy Grimes

Sandy Grimes is a former CIA Officer who co-investigated and uncovered the actions of notorious spy Aldrich Ames.

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Vince Houghton

Dr. Houghton is the International Spy Museum's current Historian and Curator. He specializes in military and intelligence history during WWII and the Cold War.

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Anne Speckhard

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. psychologist, author and researcher is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & of Security Studies in the School of Medicine & the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

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Mark Stout

Mark Stout is the International Spy Museum’s Former Historian. He worked for 13 years as an intelligence analyst.

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