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Monday Scholars:

The Agency: A History of the CIA

Mondays 12:30 - 2:00 PM
September 9 through December 16th *
*No Meeting  Sept. 30, Oct. 14 or Dec. 2

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Monday Scholars is a weekly series that combines the best of online learning with classroom discussion. Each week a new lecture topic is watched together and then discussed by the group. All you need to do is come ready to engage your mind and participate. Join Adult Services Librarian Patricia Moore as she facilitates this discussion.

About the course:
The video lecture series of The Agency: A History of the CIA will be taught by Professor Hugh Wilford. Since the eve of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency has been tasked by the U.S. government with keeping watch on an increasingly dangerous and unstable world.
We’ll examine the origins of the CIA and America’s complicated relationship with foreign intelligence and study what went right - and wrong - with some of the CIA’s most important covert missions. We’ll also explore the relationship between the CIA and popular movies, literature, and television and discover how Congress and the American people have worked to check the CIA’s expansive powers. Few organizations are as fascinating, as mysterious and as controversial.

Hugh Wilford is a Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Born in the United Kingdom, he earned his PhD in American Studies from the University of Exeter and received scholarships from the Fulbright Commission and the British government to teach and research in the United States, first at CSULB, then at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he remains a Faculty Affiliate.

Registration is Required - *No Meeting September 30, Oct. 14 or Dec. 2




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