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Passing the Global Espionage Torch: How Britain Helped the US Expand its Eavesdropping Capabilities

October 10 @ 1:00 pm

Free

On Sunday, October 10th, 2021, 1 PM,

The Capital District Humanist Society Presents:

Passing the Global Espionage Torch: How Britain Helped the US Expand its Eavesdropping Capabilities

This lecture shows how Britain passed the global espionage torch in communication intelligence to the United States.  In 1945, British code breakers took a communication tour through the hot spots of the British Empire before ending up in Washington, DC. A colorful map was drawn depicting this journey. Sixty-eight years later, Edward Snowden leaked a National Security Agency map depicting signals intelligence and fiber optic cables around the world documenting the shift in hegemonic power. 

Kristie Macrakis, a historian, holds a Ph.D in the history of science from Harvard.  She is a professor at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, teaching courses on the history of science, Nazi Germany and the history of espionage. Her books include Surviving the Swastika: Scientific Research in Nazi Germany, Science Under Socialism: East Germany in Comparative Perspective, East German Foreign Intelligence, and Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi’s Spy-Tech World.

This program will take place online, via Zoom, on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 1 PM EDT.   Current paid CDHS members will automatically receive an invite to the meeting via e mail.  

Any One Who Is Not a Paid Member Can Attend.  Simply log onto our Meetup Page,   https://www.meetup.com/Capital-District-Humanist-Society/  and use the RSVP function.  The link to the meeting will then be available to you.

Details

Date:
October 10
Time:
1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Capital-District-Humanist-Society/

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