Classroom day; minimal physical activity.
At the hotel, we will enjoy a buffet with choices such as coffee, tea, juices, eggs, breakfast meats, breads, cheese, cereals, jam, butter, yogurt, and fresh cut seasonal fruits.
In the hotel meeting space, we will start with a foundational presentation on espionage from a career Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) officer. This is our opportunity to learn more about the bigger picture, some of the terminology, and various intelligence agencies we will be hearing about throughout our program. After a short coffee break, we will hear from a former strategic analyst from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service on craft espionage, both in the past and present.
At the hotel, we’ll enjoy a family-style meal with starter salad and plated main plate. Coffee, tea, water, soft drinks included.
We will hear a presentation on China's history of espionage from an expert. The Ministry of State Security (MSS) has been China's main intelligence gathering agency since the mid-1980s. Our lecture will give us an overview of the countries efforts to gather intel across the world as the country rises to become a global superpower. We will then take another break, followed by a presentation on Russia's espionage efforts from a former intelligence office in the US Department of Defense. This presentation will show us the spying advancements from the Cold War to current day.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leaders will be happy to offer suggestions.