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Calling all 007s: BYU hosts "Spies in Film and Fiction" event March 26-30

Spy movie enthusiasts will see the truth behind the stereotype with “Spies in Film and Fiction,” a weeklong series of films, lectures and panel discussions by intelligence experts, at Brigham Young University Monday through Friday, March 26-30, in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The event is sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Following a series of film screenings beginning at 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Stanley A. Taylor, BYU professor of political science and the conference organizer, will officially open the conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Guest lecturers include Christopher Andrew, author, Cambridge University historian and official MI5 historian; Loch K. Johnson, intelligence scholar at the University of Georgia; Wesley K. Wark, University of Toronto historian; Frederick Hitz, former CIA inspector general and author of “The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage”; and Nicholas Dujmovic, CIA staff historian.

For a full schedule of events, visit

Writer: Lee Simons

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