Virtual Spy Chat with Chris Costa

with Gina Bennett

Rendezvous Info
Thursday, August 11, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Ticketing Info

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 Gina Bennett, former CIA analyst and advisor.

Bennett is a recently retired seasoned counterterrorism specialist who authored some of the earliest warnings of today's terrorism trends, including a 1993 report that served as the first warning of the growing danger of the movement Osama bin Laden was fomenting. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies. Bennett is often featured in documentaries and other media profiling her role in counterterrorism and as a pioneer for women in National Security and Intelligence careers, which she now continues as the new Strategic Advisor for Girl Security, an organization which seeks to empower, secure, and advance young girls into national and international security missions. Bennett is the mother of five children, who were the source of inspiration for her two books comparing national security to parenting.

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.