Edward G. Shirley to Give Adda Bozeman Lecture

Edward G. Shirley, a pseudonymous former CIA officer and author of Know Thine Enemy: A Spy’s Journey into Revolutionary Iran will deliver the annual Adda B. Bozeman Lecture in International Affairs at Sarah Lawrence College on Monday, November 16, 1998 at 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall. The title of Mr. Shirley’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is: "Women in the Clandestine Service: Do They Make Good Spies?"

From 1985 through 1993, Edward Shirley served as a Middle Eastern specialist in the clandestine service (the Directorate of Operations) of the Central Intelligence Agency. Since 1994 he has written extensively, contributing to such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Middle East Quarterly. He has been highly critical of the CIA which, he says, has devalued the importance of language and cultural expertise and allowed bureaucratic mediocrity to prevail.

The lecture was established in honor of the late Adda Bozeman, who taught international relations at the College from 1947-1977 and who was author of numerous articles, papers and books including Strategic Intelligence and Statecraft. In various forums she helped to establish the study of intelligence as a serious field of academic inquiry.

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