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Adventures Online: Espionage and the British Spy

Program No. 24183RJ
Join two of our favorite British experts, Kevin Durjun and Nigel West, for an exciting look into the world of espionage during this cutting-edge online learning adventure!

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At a Glance

If you’re fascinated by spies, codebreaking and international conflict, join us for an exclusive, online immersion into the shady world of espionage with Road Scholar experts Nigel West and Kevin Durjun. Enjoy daily discussions that offer insight into topics such as Bletchley Park and the Cambridge Spy Ring and the contemporary terrorist threat. Each discussion will be followed by interactive Q&A sessions where you can pose your questions live and gain expert insights. Make a cup of your favorite tea and join us for a week of online conversations, insightful lectures and a look into the fascinating world of espionage!

What You'll Learn

  • Spend quality time with internationally renowned espionage expert Nigel West and gain an understanding of contemporary and past intelligence operations that will cover Russia, China and terrorism.
  • Delve into murky world of Sexpionage, honeytraps, gender and spies and discover how people are manipulated and exploited through love.
  • How do we catch spies
  • Learn more about molehunts and the hostile penetration of intelligence agencies in Road Scholar's exclusive live program.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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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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Nigel West View biography
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.
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Kevin Durjun View biography
Kevin Durjun began his career in theatre arts as a radio producer and presenter. He then served as manager at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and later as membership and communications manager for the Independent Theatre Council as well as two leading off-West End theatres.
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