Washington D.C.
Secret Agents & Spies Conference in D.C.: Inside the CIA
Join intelligence experts, historians and actual CIA operatives for a week of espionage. Learn about the inner workings of the CIA and discuss the world’s greatest threats.
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Program No. 22733RJ
8 days
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8 days
7 nights
13 meals
7B 4L 2D
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At a Glance

The first female CIA officer in Moscow goes under deep cover and is arrested by the KGB. A former jihadist is turned by the Canadian Intelligence Service and becomes a mole in the Toronto 18 terrorist cell. Hear these stories and more as you go undercover in Washington D.C. and spend a week delving into the covert operations of intelligence agencies in the U.S. and beyond. Enjoy several hours of educational content each day, and have plenty of time on your own to explore the monuments and cuisine of Washington D.C.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Light Walking.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Hear real-life stories directly from those involved in covert operations including a former jihadist turned by the Canadian Intelligence Service.
  • Discuss topics like recent terrorist attacks and counter-intelligence during daily lectures with experts and historians.
  • Enjoy a “spy-spotting” drive around Washington, D.C. with our resident experts providing insight.

General Notes

This conference program has a maximum of 120 like-minded participants, is classroom-based and features acclaimed experts. For field trips, the group will be divided into smaller groups.
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Nigel West
Nigel West is a military historian specializing in intelligence and security issues. In 1989, he was voted The Experts' Expert by a panel of spy writers. He is the European Editor of the Washington D.C.-based International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence and a lecturer at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies in Alexandria, Va. In 2003, he was awarded the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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