New Mexico

Spies, Lies and Atomic Secrets: Santa Fe Spy Conference

Go undercover in Santa Fe with intelligence experts, war historians and retired spies to learn about the world of espionage and discover the atomic secrets of the Manhattan Project.
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Program No. 23011RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Most of the foreign espionage conducted during the Manhattan Project took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In a unique Road Scholar conference, join intelligence experts, historians and operatives in this hotbed of historic espionage for a week of top-secret lectures and field trips. Visit spots around the city where secrets were passed, and learn about the Russians' intelligence and counter-intelligence coups. Discuss nuclear and atomic espionage during the Cold War, modern cyber crimes and tales of betrayal and national security. Go “undercover” in the Land of Enchantment to walk the heart of historic Santa Fe and take a revealing field trip to Los Alamos National Laboratory on the Pajarito Plateau.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join uniquely knowledgeable experts for a one-of-a-kind academic experience.
  • Study the top-secret Manhattan Project with a full-day field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where WWII scientists lived and worked.
  • Enjoy a scenic ride on a winding road up to the Parajito Plateau in the Jemez Mountains where Los Alamos is located.

General Notes

This conference program has a maximum of 150 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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