NASIH Virtual Brown Bags
The Society runs frequent virtual brown bags on 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 Presentations can take the form of talks on upcoming projects, unpublished work, published articles or published books.
All brown bags take place on Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern.
Registration for brown bags is through Eventbrite. Links to registration pages can be found here, on our Twitter feed, by searching Eventbrite, on our Twitter feed, and in emails sent to members.
To suggest a topic for a brown bag please email Mark Stout at email@example.com.
The last Tuesday of every month is reserved for meetings of the Silent Game Book Club, which is devoted to the scholarly discussion of spy fiction. For more information see the link on the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our schedule also includes brown bags offered by the Women’s Intelligence Network (WIN). To register to attend a WIN Brown Bag, email email@example.com.
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UPCOMING BROWN BAGS
August 24, 2021, Brian Masaru Hayashi, Ph.D., “Race Matters But Not in the Way You Might Think: The OSS and its Asian-American Agents during World War II.” This talk will draw on Dr. Hayashi’s new book, Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory. Dr. Hayahsi is a professor in the Department of History at Kent State University. REGISTER NOW
August 31, 2021 Silent Game Book Club
September 1 WIN Brown Bag TBA
September 7, 2021, Isabel Campbell, Ph.D., “A Tale of Submarine Sightings, Intelligence-sharing and a Golden Goose.” Isabel Campbell is a senior historian at the Directorate of History and Heritage National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa Ontario. REGISTER NOW
September 21, 2021, Wesley Wark, Ph.D., “The Canadian Intelligence System and Global Pandemics.” Dr. Wark is a visiting professor, Center on Public Management and Policy, University of Ottawa. Chair: Calder Walton. REGISTER NOW
September 28, 2021 Silent Game Book Club
October 5, Jess Shahan, Ph.D., “’Don't Keep Mum:’ The Significance of Women Intelligence Professionals' Voices and Recollections.” Dr. Shahan is a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at the University of Leicester. REGISTER NOW
October 19, Alexandra Sukalo, Ph.D., "“The Soviet Political Police: Establishment, Training, and Operations in the Soviet Republics, 1918–1953." Dr. Sukalo won the Bobby R. Inman Award for excellence in student scholarship on topics related to intelligence and national security for her doctoral dissertation on this topic. REGISTER NOW
October 26, 2021 Silent Game Book Club
November 2, 2021, John Prados, “Vietnam Nightmare: The CIA's Tet Offensive.” John Prados is a Senior Fellow at the National Security Archive. REGISTER NOW
November 3, 2021 WIN Brown Bag
November 9, 2021, Regina Kazyulina, Ph.D. “Temptress or Spy? An Analysis of Soviet Anxieties about Women on German Occupied Territory.” REGISTER NOW
November 30, 2021 Silent Game Book Club
December 1, 2021 WIN Brown Bag
December 28, 2021 Silent Game Book Club
January 5, 2022, Aaron Bateman, “Intelligence and Alliance Politics: America, Britain, and the Strategic Defense Initiative.” Aaron Bateman is pursuing a Ph.D. at the Johns Hopkins University.
January 11, 2022, Helen Fry, “MI9.” Her paper is based on her new book, MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in World War Two. Helen Fry is an independent scholar and an Ambassador for the Museum of Military Intelligence. Chair: Calder Walton
January 25, 2022 Silent Game Book Club
February 15, 2022, Nancy Greenspan, "Atomic Spy: The Dark Lives of Klaus Fuchs." This talk will be based on the book of the same name. Chair: Dr. Vince Houghton
February 22nd Silent Game Book Club
March 2, 2022 WIN Brown Bag
March 15, 2022, Hugh Wilford, Ph.D. “Covert Empire: The CIA and American Power in the Cold War World.” Dr. Wilford is professor of history at California State University,
Long Beach. Chair: Sarah-Jane Corke
March 29, 2022, Silent Game Brown Bag