AFIO National's Speakers Luncheon February 2020
The first AFIO National's Speaker Luncheon will take place in Tysons Corner, VA on February 28th. You are invited to hear these topics and discussions on "Protecting National Security and Trade Secrets from Domestic-based Spies," and
"Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism with particular focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al Qa'ida."
The 11 a.m. speaker will be Dr. Seth G. Jones,Political Scientist, Author, Professor, and author of A Covert Action: Reagan, The CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland
Dr. Seth G. Jones, is director of the Transnational Threats Project, and senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Earlier, Jones was Adjunct Professor, Security Studies Program at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, where he taught classes on "Counterinsurgency" and "Stability Operations." He has served as representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the assistant secretary of defense for special operations.
The 1 p.m. speaker will be Mr. James M. Olson,CIA Operations Officer, Professor, and Author - discussing To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence.
Professor Olson will be discussing his March 2019 book, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence which suggests that the US is losing the counterintelligence war. Foreign intelligence services, particularly those of China, Russia, and Cuba, are recruiting spies in our midst and stealing our secrets and cutting-edge technologies. He provides a guide for how our country can do a better job of protecting its national security and trade secrets. He will review the principles and methods of counterintelligence, including the running of double-agent operations and surveillance. He also addresses why people spy against their country, the tradecraft of counterintelligence, and where counterintelligence breaks down or succeeds.
REGISTRATION: See link to AFIO site below.
Check-in for badge pickup at 10:30 a.m.
JONES begins his presentation at 11 a.m.
A 3 course lunch served at noon
OLSON begins his presentation at 1 pm
Event closes at 2 p.m.
The latest intelligence books, and many others, for sale throughout event.