Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa

Special Guest: Marc Polymeropoulos

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
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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 Marc Polymeropoulos who retired from the CIA Senior Intelligence Service ranks in 2019 after serving for 26 years in the Intelligence Community in operational field and leadership assignments. 

Polymeropoulos is an expert in counterterrorism, covert action, and human intelligence collection. His positions included field and headquarters operational assignments covering the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, and counterterrorism. He is one of Intelligence Community’s most highly decorated field officers having received the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the Intelligence Commendation Medal, and the Intelligence Medal of Merit. Polymeropoulos has honed a unique leadership style based on decision making under pressure, inclusivity, camaraderie, and competition. He has recently written Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA to pass on the strategies and core principles he developed from his unique experiences serving this country in the hot spots of the world to leaders outside the intelligence community. He is a frequent commentator on intelligence issues and international events in the media including The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He is also a Washington Examiner contributor where he writes a weekly column on intelligence.  

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


Auto-generated closed captioning will be available for this program.

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