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NASIH Brown Bags

The Society hosts frequent virtual brown bags over Zoom to provide intelligence historians a venue to discuss their work. Presentations can take the form of talks on upcoming projects, unpublished work, published articles or published books. Members receive free and early access to these sessions.*

Registrations open for non-members the week before each event and are priced at $5 per session.

All sessions take place over Zoom on Tuesdays, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern.

*NASIH Members: Make sure you are logged into your account by clicking the button on the top-right of the page.

Sessions may be recorded and made available *only* to NASIH members. To learn more, visit our FAQ page.

We welcome self-submissions for potential presentations.

Upcoming Brown Bags

  • Zhongtian Han, "Communication Intelligence and the Rise of Mao: The Long March (1934–1936) & the Korean War (1950–1953)"
    Jan 31, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Zoom, Zhongtian Han
    Hear from Zhongtian Han over Zoom speak about the rise of a leader-centered authoritarianism centered around Mao in the Chinese Communist Party, and the role played by communication intelligence in this process. This session may be recorded.
  • Daniel Asen, "Was Frank Yee a Secret Agent?"
    Free for Members
    Tue, Feb 14
    Zoom, Daniel Asen
    Feb 14, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Zoom, Daniel Asen
    Hear from Daniel Asen over Zoom speak about the Frank Yee and untangling the public and clandestine commitments of a police expert in 1930s and 1940s China. This session may be recorded.
  • Amy Zegart, "How Technology Is Changing American Intelligence"
    Free for Members
    Tue, Feb 21
    Zoom, Amy Zegart
    Feb 21, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Zoom, Amy Zegart
    In association with Women in Intelligence (WIN), hear from Amy Zegart over Zoom speak about the past, present, and future of American espionage, focusing on how emerging technologies are radically challenging every aspect of the intelligence enterprise. This session may be recorded.
  • David A. Charters, "A comprehensive history of Canadian military intel. and its influence on key military operations" tt
    Mar 07, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    Zoom, David Charters
    Hear from David Charters over Zoom speak about his recent publication, Canadian Military Intelligence: Operations and Evolution from the October Crisis to the War in Afghanistan. This session may be recorded.
  • Nicholas Reynolds, author of 'Need to Know, World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence'
    Mar 28, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Zoom, Nicholas Reynolds
    Listen in over Zoom on a conversation with Nicholas Reynolds, author of 'Need to Know, World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence', hosted by Blair Frost. This session may be recorded.
  • Ariel Whitfield Sobel, "Theatre, Performance, and SOE: Setting the Stage"
    Free for Members
    Tue, Apr 18
    Zoom, Ariel Whitfield Sobel
    Apr 18, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Zoom, Ariel Whitfield Sobel
    Hear from Ariel Whitfield Sobel over Zoom discuss covert and undercover espionage acts, and explores how Intelligence Agencies have utilised elements from the theatre in their operations. This session may be recorded.
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