November 9, 2017: Book talk for my new CIA history, The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA’s Heart of Darkness, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, at the International Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20004. Phone: (202) 393 – 7798.
September 15-16, 2017: Conference “Re-Examining the Early Cold war, 1945-1953,” hosted by the New York University Center for the United States and the Cold War, The Nation Magazine, and others, in New York. Details will be posted as soon as they become available.
July 29, 2017–Game demonstration and personal appearance at Labyrinth Games and Puzzles, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003. 12Noon – 3 P. M. (202) 544 – 1059. To my knowledge this will be the first public viewing of the new ATO games collection Four Roads to Paris.
July 15, 2017: Presentation by phone at conference “Global 1942: Midway and other Events of the World War,” 10 AM-5 PM, at Hudson Park Library, 66 Leroy Street, New York, NY.
January 20, 2017: Book talk for Storm Over Leyte at the New York Military Affairs Symposium, presented at The Soldiers Sailors’ Club, 283 Lexington Avenue (between 37 & 38th streets), New York City, 7:00-8:45 PM.
September 20, 2016: Presentation on the Pierre Asselin book Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War at the Military Classics Dinner, Patton Club, Fort Myer, Virginia.
September 19, 2016: Talk on my new book Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy, an eye-opening tale of the greatest naval battle in history, at the International Spy Museum (800 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20004, (202) 393 – 7798), 6:30-8:00 PM. The video can be seen on Facebook.
September 2, 2016: Talk on intelligence liaison relationships, centering on the United States and Great Britain, at the Harry Howe Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
July 9, 2016: Game Demonstration: Washington-area boardgamers take note! I shall be doing a demonstration of either Set Europe Ablaze or, alternatively, Codeword Barbarossa from 12 noon to 2:00 PM or later, at The Labyrinth Game Shop on Capitol Hill (645 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003, phone at (202) 544 – 1059).
June 25, 2016: Roundtable, “Blowing the Whistle on U.S. National Security: Whistleblowing, Secrecy, and American Power,” 3:30-5:15 PM at the 2016 meeting of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, in San Diego. Details will follow when released.
May 26, 2016: Presentation on researching the intelligence agencies at the Wilson Center’s Summer Institute on Conducting Research, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
March 21, 2016: Talk, “Is There a Future for the CIA?” Public event, 7:00 PM, at Presser Auditorium, Presser Hall, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.
October 14, 2015: Talk, “American Whistleblowers: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers,” The International Spy Museum, 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, 10:15-11:45 AM. This event forms part of a series on whistleblowers. Apply at Spy Museum or Smithsonian Resident Associates. This event is available for viewing on Facebook at the Spy Museum page.
September 2, 2015: Talk, “Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1954-1975,” at Visitor’s Center, Cantigny Park, First Division Museum, Wheaton, IL, 60189, 7:30-9:00 PM. This event was video streamed by The First Division Museum.
June 26, 2015: Participant in roundtable discussion, “Comparing America’s Wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan,” Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) 2015 conference. Renaissance Arlington Capitol View Hotel, 2800 S. Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202; 2:00 – 3:45 PM.
June 25, 2015: Commentary at panel “Understanding the World: Clashing Perceptions, Personalities, and Priorities in the Intelligence-Policymaking Nexus,” SHAFR 2015 conference, details as above, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM.
April 30, 2015: Presentation for panel “A Winnable War?” Conference, “The Vietnam War Then and Now: Assessing the Critical Lessons,” reflecting on the conflict upon the fortieth anniversary of its ending, and fiftieth of its beginning, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. At New York University, Washington Center, 1307 L Street, NW, Washington DC.
April 27, 2015: Participated in a panel discussion on the “Last Days of Saigon” with Robert C. McFarlane and J. Stapleton Roy at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, 6-7:30 PM. Final details posted once available. This event was live-streamed by the Council on Foreign Relations.
March 23, 2015: Talk, “Transparency and Oversight in a Democratic Republic,” University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 350 Dey Hall, 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
March 20,2015: Participant in panel discussion “The Nixon Tapes and What We’ve Learned from Them,” with Ken Hughes and Luke Nichteron at the Miller Center, University of Virginia, 2201 Old Ivy Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903, from 10 AM to 12 PM. In early April the proceedings were broadcast on the “American Forum” program on local PBS stations.
May 29, 2014: Participating in panel discussion, “A Complex Partnership: What Declassified Documents Reveal about America’s Role in the Congo from 1960 to 1968 and the Lessons We can Draw Today,” sponsored by the Great Lakes Policy Forum. The panel included author Steven Weissman and Professor Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja of the University of North Carolina and was moderated by Stanford University Fellow Mvemba Dizolele. 9:30 – 11:00 AM; Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Rome Auditorium, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
May 23-24, 2014: Presenting and commenting at a workshop, “1983– The Most Dangerous Year of the Cold War?” sponsored by the Berliner Colloquien zur Zeitgeschichte and the Einstein Institute at the Europaische Akademie Berlin, Bismarckallee 46/48, 14193 Berlin-Grunewald.
April 5, 2014: 2:15 PM-3:15PM: Participating in a panel discussion “Spies Like Us: The NSA, Big Brother and Democracy” at the San Antonio Book Festival. The event will be moderated by Callie Enlow and also features Heidi Boghosian of the National Lawyers Guild. It takes place at the Public Library, 625 Shook Avenue, San Antonio, Texas. Auditorium, Central Library (1st Floor). This event was recorded by C-SPAN 2. (It aired on C-SPAN 2’s “Book News” at 4:15 PM on Saturday, April 19th, and again at 3:15 AM of the Sunday, April 20th, 2014.)
March 28, 2014: 1:00-2:30 PM: Participating in a panel discussion on the United States, France and Iraq in connection with the book launch of Frederic Bozo’s A History of the Iraqi Crisis, France, the United States and Iraq, 1991-2003 (Histoire Secrete de la crise Ikakienne: La France, les Etats-unis et l’Irak, 1991-2003), at the Cold War International History Project, Wilson Center, 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
December 21, 2013: Lunchtime talk on The Family Jewels to the Readers’ Circle of the Cosmos Club, Washington, DC.
November 8-9, 2013: 6:00-9:00PM/1:15-5:00PM, Presentation and commentary at conference “Vietnam, 1963,” at the New York Military Affairs Symposium, Soldiers and Airmens’ Club, Lexington Avenue, New York. (The Friday evening panel discussion was recorded by C-SPAN-3 and can be viewed here. Click on “Video Playlist” on the right.)