Undercover Espionage: Do the Ends Justify the Means?
The New Yorker - SVA Theatre 2
WATCHING THE DETECTIVES.
With Robert Baer, Martin Kemp, William Oldham, and Stacy Schiff. Moderated by David Grann.
Robert Baer worked for the C.I.A. for twenty-one years, receiving the agency’s Career Intelligence Medal. He recounted his experiences in the Times best-selling books Sleeping with the Devil and See No Evil, which was the basis of the film "Syriana." This March, he and his wife, Dayna Baer, published The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story.
Martin Kemp is Emeritus Research Professor in the History of Art at Oxford University. He has written several books and curated major exhibitions on Leonardo da Vinci. His other books include The Science of Art, The Human Animal in Western Art and Science, and Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon, which will appear in November.
William Oldham spent more than two decades as a detective with the New York Police Department. In 2005, he exposed the collusion between two N.Y.P.D. cops and the New York Mafia. With Guy Lawson, he co-wrote a book about the case, The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia.
Stacy Schiff is the author, most recently, of the Times best-seller Cleopatra: A Life, and of Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), which won a Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; and A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, which won the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Award in American Studies.
David Grann joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2003. He is the author of the Times best-selling book The Lost City of Z and The Devil of Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession.