"12 noon – 1 pm.
The East German Ministry for State Security, the Stasi, was one of the most effective and feared spy agencies in history. As it stole secrets from abroad and developed gadgets at home, the Stasi overestimated the power of secrets to solve problems and created an insular spy culture more intent on securing its own power rather than protecting East German national security. Now for the first time, Stasi technical methods and sources are revealed. In Seduced by Secrets, author and historian Kristie Macrakis recreates the Stasi’s clandestine world through biographies of agents, defectors, and officers and by describing their James Bond-like techniques and gadgets. Join the author for this eye opening exploration of spy-tech which reaches far beyond the Stasi to the world’s other top spy agencies.
Free! No registration required! Join the author for an informal chat and book signing." (spymuseum.org) (SqueakyChu)