Espionage is subject of Hitz lecture
Posted September 17, 2008; 05:34 p.m.
Frederick Hitz, former inspector general of the CIA, will present a lecture based on his book "Why Spy? Espionage in an Era of Uncertainty" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Hitz has written extensively about espionage and intelligence issues. His lecture will focus on why espionage worked against the Soviet Union but has been unsuccessful against terrorists.
Appointed by President George H.W. Bush as the CIA inspector general in 1990, Hitz was charged with conducting internal investigations of the agency's activities, including the case of spy Aldrich Ames.
Hitz is a 1961 Princeton graduate and former lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He currently is a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law and a senior fellow at the university's Center for National Security Law.
The lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School.