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Journals - International Spy Museum
Parties, Platforms, & Promises videoconference 
To learn more about the International Spy Museum, please visit: http://www.spymuseum.org/
Parties, Platforms, & Promises videoconference 
  • Dec. 2012
  • Jun. 2013

CITVC had a unique opportunity to meet with and learn from a real former intelligence officer! CITVC invited the class of Montclair State University seniors who are studying to become educators (these students attend class at Passaic Valley once a week during the fall semester to get hands-on experience before entering into their student teaching in the spring).

We spoke with Mark Stout who is the museum's historian. He worked as an intelligence analyst with both the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the CIA. It was a great videoconference. Both Mark and Jackie, the moderator, were very informative and touched upon so many topics, e.g., spy gadgets, famous spies and the spy procedures in place today.

Parties, Platforms, & Promises videoconference 
Issac Franco "Speaking to representatives of the International Spy Museum in D.C. is something most people don't have the opportunity of doing, so it was pretty exciting! That field of work is also very secretive as they explained to us. The gadgets, both present and past, that they use are also cool. Overall, it was a great experience and I enjoyed every minute of it."  -Isaac

CITVC met again with Jackie and Mark from the International Spy Museum. Mark Stout, a real former intelligence officer! We first met him in December of 2012 when we did a videoconference on spies with the International Spy Museum out of Washington, D.C. Mark is the museum's historian. He worked as an intelligence analyst with both the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research and the CIA. He also teaches courses at Johns Hopkins University.

We talked about Oleg Penkovsky and Oleg Gordievsky, both Russian spies who served as double agents for the British and Americans. We also talked about some contemporary cases involving spies around the world.

Parties, Platforms, & Promises videoconference 
Issac Franco "I liked this videoconference because the speakers were engaging and the topic was just awesome. Talking about the two Olegs and their lives, as well as their contributions to American history during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Reagan administration was very educational. I definitely want to visit the International Spy Museum when I go to D.C.!"  -Jon

For more info, please see:

The Spy Who Saved The World: How A Soviet Colonel Changed the Course of the Cold War

Next Stop Execution

 

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