Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa

Special Guest: Rebecca Ulam Weiner

Rendezvous Info
Thursday, June 15, 2023
12:00 PM ET

Join us for an online discussion of the latest intelligence, national security, and terrorism issues in the news. Spy Museum Executive Director Chris Costa will lead the briefing. Costa, a former intelligence officer of 34 years with 25 of those in active duty in hot spots such as Panama, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq, is also a past Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism on the National Security Council. He will be joined by Rebecca Ulam Weiner, Assistant Commissioner for Intelligence & Counterterrorism at the New York City Police Department (NYPD).

Weiner oversees investigative, analytical, operational, and engagement efforts across the domains of counterterrorism, counterintelligence, criminal intelligence, violence mitigation, infrastructure and event protection, cyber threat intelligence, and geopolitical risk for the NYPD. She develops policy and strategic priorities for the Intelligence & Counterterrorism Bureau and publicly represents the NYPD in matters involving counterterrorism and intelligence. Prior to assuming leadership responsibilities over the Intelligence & Counterterrorism Bureau, Weiner oversaw the NYPD’s counterterrorism operations and analysis section, developing an internationally recognized intelligence and threat analysis program. She also served as the first representative of local law enforcement on the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s National Intelligence Council, where she focused on transnational crime and terrorism. Weiner previously served as Legal Counsel to the Intelligence Bureau’s Intelligence Analysis Unit and as Team Leader for the Middle East & North Africa, overseeing intelligence collection and analysis related to threats associated with those regions. She is a lawyer, who has also been a biotechnology policy consultant at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and a Science & Technology Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia’s School for International and Public Affairs and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Following their discussion of key issues, you’ll be able to ask questions via our online platform.

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