Skip to main content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Spies and Deception: The History of Espionage in the United States

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Images of eavesdropping technicians in vans and trenchcoat-wearing operatives exchanging information in dimly lit alleyways dominate our public imagination of espionage, but what is the reality behind these fanciful cinematic notions? This Dialogues seminar will pair two experts on spywork to discuss the history of the U.S. intelligence regime in the modern era, starting with the origins of the CIA and including the development of other intelligence agencies and strategies for deceiving enemies.We’ll investigate how well espionage actually works, the role technology has played over time, and why the U.S. still participates in deception and espionage. (This message will now self-destruct!)


Beyond Dirty Tricks: The Evolving Role of Espionage in U.S. National Security

Sara Castro,Teaching Assistant Professor of Peace,War, and Defense and Assistant Director,Triangle Institute for Security Studies Intelligence Center for Academic Excellence in Intelligence and Security Studies

Deception as Counterespionage

Joseph W. Caddell,Teaching Assistant Professor of History and Peace,War, and Defense

Why the History of Espionage and Deception is Important in the United States

A panel discussion with our speakers


9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019. The tuition is $65. A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register for this seminar online or call us at 919.962.1544.

Please note: Registered participants will receive an email with all the Dialogues’ seminar information approximately two weeks before the program date.


June 8, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Chapel Hill Campus
Please Contact Carolina Public Humanities for exact location + Google Map