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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Fireside Chat with Former CIA Operations Officer
Gene Coyle

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room (811 E. Seventh St.)
SIGN-UP REQUIRED: See details below
Light Refreshments Provided

Drawing on the worlds of espionage, military deceptions, and police stings, former CIA operations officer Gene Coyle will present examples of remarkable creativity in situations initially hidden from public view and pose the central question, Can you teach someone to be more creative, whether spying or developing a clever business plan?

Coyle, who speaks Russian, Greek, Portuguese, and German, spent 14 of his 30 years with the Central Intelligence Agency working undercover in various countries, including Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Brazil, Portugal, and Greece. Coyle has been teaching at IU since 2004, for the first two years under a CIA academic outreach program and more recently as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Global Village LLC. In January, he will join the faculty of the new IU School of International and Global Studies as a Professor of Practice. He is the author of the spy novels The Dream Merchant of Lisbon, No Game for Amateurs and Diamonds and Deceit and has written articles for the CIA's Studies in Intelligence journal.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this event, please check your schedule to make sure you are available for the entire event and email Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "CIA Operations event," and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. This program is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

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