HYBRID - Chinese Intelligence Programs and the US Response with Ed Barr

Monday, November 141:15—3:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

This program is in partnership with the Lexington Veterans Association.

The Chinese Communist Party is launching an intensive intelligence campaign throughout the US and internationally as part of its goal to overtake the US as the preeminent global power. The focus of this effort is an influence campaign, designed to produce legislation, business decisions, and public opinion favorable to China. Ed Barr, retired Army intelligence expert with FBI and CIA experience, will explain how this influence campaign works and just how successful it has been.

Edward J. Barr’s background spans the intelligence, legal, international business, and military sectors. He worked as an attorney in Washington, D.C., before joining the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as an operations officer. He departed the CIA for private practice and soon after September 11, 2001, he was recalled to active duty in the Marine Corps. Barr served throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East and was the U.S. Central Command’s senior counterintelligence and human intelligence officer, responsible for intelligence operations in 27 countries. He has served as a subject matter expert (SME) on “insider threat” projects for the Department of Defense as well as serving with FBI Tampa Division’s Foreign Counterintelligence Squad. He has worked with all 17 members of the U.S. intelligence community as well as most NATO nations. He continues to conduct training and consult on counterintelligence and HUMINT matters for public- and private-sector clients. Barr completed his BA at Providence College and his MA in international affairs and JD from George Washington University. He also is a graduate of the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College.

This program is a hybrid program - you can attend in person or watch via Zoom. The registration confirmation link will contain the Zoom info if you prefer to attend via Zoom.

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