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Cold War Espionage: A Street View

Brant Bassett

This presentation will be a personal account of our country’s espionage effort against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact countries during the Cold War, with a focus on the day-to-day activities of individual American operations officers.

Instructor: Brant Bassett majored in Russian language and literature at Stanford University and did his graduate work at Berkeley’s Slavic Languages Department. He completed 34 years of public service, which included tours of duty as an exhibit guide for the U.S. Information Agency in the USSR, a Russian language radio broadcaster at Voice of America, an operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, and a subcommittee staff director for the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He completed his service as an operational tradecraft instructor on contract to CIA.

Coordinator: Ira Nelson

Course Number: OSHR-70120   Credit: 0 units


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07/12/2017 In-class 125099 $0.00  

Day and Time: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla