Exploring the Covert Capital

posted Jun 11, 2014, 2:30 PM by Bill Marzella   [ updated Jun 11, 2014, 2:31 PM ]
A Lecture by Professor Andrew Friedman, Haverford College - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
 - Cosponsored by the International Spy Museum and the Historical Society of Fairfax County - 


Washington, DC, may be the United States’ official capital, but the northern Virginia area is the covert capital of a secret empire. Anchored at one end on the Pentagon and at the other on CIA headquarters, the area has been profoundly affected in its architecture, culture, and politics by the covert business done there, business which touches every part of the globe.


Join Professor Andrew Friedman of Haverford College for a fascinating discussion of an aspect of the secret world of espionage that you probably never considered: architecture. Afterwards, Professor Friedman will sign his book Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia, and you can examine photographs from the secret files of the International Spy Museum showing long-gone classified CIA facilities around the Washington area.

The International Spy Museum
800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Wednesday, July 16 - 6:30 pm

$8.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, $10.00 for non-members.


Follow the link below for additional information:

http://www.spymuseum.org/calendar/detail/exploring-the-covert-capital/2014-07-16/
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