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Spies, Lies and Intelligence: The Shadowy World of International Espionage

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Program #16126RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
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Itinerary for May 21 — May 25, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; 20.00/night on-site garage parking with full in & out privileges; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the "inhouse" reservations department at 202-337-9700 between 9:00am and 5:00pm EST Monday - Friday, to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Wednesday, May 21 - Arrival / Orientation / Dinner
Arrive To: Arrive at hotel, Check-In at the Front Desk after 3:00pm. Pick up your Welcome Packet from the Group Leader between 3-4:30 in the lobby.

Afternoon: 5:30-6:00 PM Orientation - Introductions & overvew of itinerary.

Dinner: 6:00-7:00 PM - Welcome Dinner at the hotel

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; 20.00/night on-site garage parking with full in & out privileges; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the "inhouse" reservations department at 202-337-9700 between 9:00am and 5:00pm EST Monday - Friday, to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Thursday, May 22 - Introduction to Espionage & Washington DC Spy Tou...
Introduction to Espionage & Washington DC Spy Tour / Lunch at Chadwicks / National Cryptologic Museum / Evening Counterintelligence Lecture

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Lecture: Intro to Espionage: Examine the “intelligence cycle” and learn how intelligence is collected, analyzed, and disseminated to the decision/policy-makers. Then, board a coach and embark on a full city Spy Tour. Familiarize yourself with significant spy events and discover their connection to locations in the Capital. Learn about famous spy cases and find out which ones remain unresolved.

Lunch: Have lunch at Chadwicks in Georgetown. Seemingly just another unassuming Georgetown Pub, Chadwicks played an integral role in the Cold War as the setting where, on June 16, 1985, CIA counter-inteligence analysist Aldrich Ames provided two shopping bags full of classified information to his KGB handler, thus compromising the lives of numerous CIA-assets.

Afternoon: Fieldtrip to the National Security Agency's Cryptologic Museum in Maryland. Discover how codes are broken and explore the museum's abundant collection of Enigma Machines. Return to the hotel for a break before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Lecture: Intelligence Collection and Analysis. While Counterintelligence is often seen as a tool to catch “bad guys”, the collection and analysis of intelligence has far-reaching implications at all levels of government. With retired Air Force navigator and intelligence officer John Bessette, examine specific cases, including the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the vital role of military attaches in US embassies worldwide, and the unique Military Liaison Missions in Germany during the Cold War. Finally, discuss the vital importance of our own spies planted in adversial governments, highlighting John's personal connection to a courageous Polish Army officer at the heart of the Soviet Empire.

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; 20.00/night on-site garage parking with full in & out privileges; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the "inhouse" reservations department at 202-337-9700 between 9:00am and 5:00pm EST Monday - Friday, to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Friday, May 23 - International Spy Museum / Free Afternoon and Eve...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: Journey to the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington D.C. and explore the International Spy Museum

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant near the Spy Museum.

Afternoon: Return to the hotel or stay downtown and explore D.C. on your own

Dinner: dinner on your own

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Georgetown!!

Contact info:
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA
phone: 202-337-9700
web: www.savoysuites.com

Room amenities: All suite style rooms. Mid-size refrigerator; cable television; two-line touch-tone phones equipped with data ports, voicemail and automated wake up calls; clock-radio; iron and ironing board; hair dryer; Electronic Key Card locking system.

Facility amenities: FREE High Speed Wireless Internet Access; 20.00/night on-site garage parking with full in & out privileges; 24-hour concierge/front desk services; valet services; business office, secretarial, and copying services; late check-in for visitors with guaranteed reservations; complimentary use of the Washington Sports Club, a full-service health club (one block from the hotel); outdoor jogging and bicycling on the towpath of the C&O Canal National Historical Park; room service; complimentary Internet kiosks in our lounge; vending room; coin-operated laundry; complimentary door-to-door Metro shuttle service..

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please call the "inhouse" reservations department at 202-337-9700 between 9:00am and 5:00pm EST Monday - Friday, to reserve additional nights prior to or following the program. Mention that you are with the Road Scholar group and they will offer you the best possible rate.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Saturday, May 24 - Lecture:Technology & Intelligence / Lecture: Inte...
Lecture:Technology & Intelligence / Lecture: Intelligence Oversight/ Lecture: Polygraph Lecture / Farewell dinner / Lecture: Intelligence in an open society

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Lecture at the hotel with Peter Oleson to discuss Technology & Intelligence: How has technology since the First World War changed the collection and interpretation of intelligence? Enjoy a coffee break before Peter's next lecture: Intelligence Oversight.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Lecture: Art of the Polygraph With John Sullivan, a retired CIA Polygraph Examiner, delve into specific cases from John’s long career, and learn how conducting the test is as much of an art as it is a science. Hear how psychology plays an integral role in a successful polygraph program, and discuss the role of polygraph testing in the context of todays’ ever evolving intelligence community.BREAK - FREETIME BEFORE DINNER

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Lecture at the hotel: the Art of Espionage with Jon Wiant.

Lodging: Savoy Suites Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Sunday, May 25 - Program Conclusion / Lecture: Intelligence in an ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: At no point in history has the United States faced such a broad array of intelligence challenges. Tackle the tough questions raised by 21st century inteligence threats.

Afternoon: Program concludes. Check out of the hotel by 12:00pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Washington, DC
Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery, our nations most treasured burial ground, is home to more than 285,000 honored dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Free.
For additional information, visit: www.arlingtoncemetery.org
Corcoran Gallery of ArtWashington DC’s oldest art museum presents the art of our times and of times past. The museum is internationally renowned for its collection of American art as well as European paintings and sculpture
For additional information, visit: www.corcoran.org
Ford's TheatreAs a living tribute to Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, Ford's Theatre presents plays and musicals underscoring multi-culturalism and highlighting the eclectic character of American life.
For additional information, visit: www.fordstheatre.org
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and GardensExplore George Washington's estate overlooking the Potomac River and discover 45 acres of family fun, including hands-on activities, special tours, river cruises, farm animals, shopping, dining, and more. Open every day!
For additional information, visit: www.mountvernon.org
National MallA splendid green park area extending approximately two miles from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. Lining either side of the park near the Capitol are 200-year-old American elm trees, several of the Smithsonian Institution museums, National Archives, National Gallery of Art and U.S. Botanic Gardens.
For additional information, visit: nps.gov/nama
Smithsonian MuseumsExplore the many Smithsonian Museums around the National Mall, including the American Indian Museum, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Natural History Museum, and more.
For additional information, visit: www.si.edu/
Washington Visitor's BureauVisit this website to get a full overview of the many activities and cultural opportunities Washington, DC has to offer.
For additional information, visit: www.washington.org

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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4 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

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