Thursday, March 8, 2012

Learning the Art of Espionage

From the battlefields of WWII to the corporate board rooms of today, the Tampa Bay History Center will offer an exclusive inside look at the history and art of intelligence gathering during The Art and History of Espionage, a three-session program beginning Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Each evening presentation focuses on a different aspect of the often-hidden world of espionage, counterintelligence, and domestic terrorism.

Session one begins with the history of the Office of Strategic Services, the WWII-era forerunner to the CIA. Session two, on April 5, features a speaker from the National Security Agency (NSA) in Washington, D.C., who will address the intelligence practice of cryptology and the history of the agency charged with monitoring and intercepting foreign communications. Session three, on April 8, zeros in on domestic terror threats and corporate spies.

Sponsored by EKS Group and University Multispectral Labratories, the sessions are part of the History Center’s traveling exhibition Spies Traitors Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, which is on loan from the International Spy Museum through June 24.

Registration for The Art and History of Espionage is $25 for all three sessions or $10 for individual sessions. Pre-registration is recommended, seating is limited. To register, call (813) 228-0097 or visit for details.


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