University Club presents Gene Coyle discussing Six Reasons Why People Are Willing to Become Spies March 08 2022 at 11:30 am
Gene Coyle served in the Central Intelligence Agency for 30 years with postings in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. In addition to English, he speaks Russian, Portuguese, Greek and German. For two years, he was a CIA Officer-in-residence at IU and then continued to teach for a further decade in the College of Arts and Sciences, the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Hutton Honors College and finally as a professor of practice in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. He continues to provide his expertise about current international espionage events to media in the United States and abroad. His awards include the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit. He has published eight spy novels and each summer since 2017 has traveled as a lecturer on one of the IU Alumni Association European river cruises.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Gene attended IU on a full athletic scholarship in gymnastics and was named All-Big Ten his senior year. He majored in American history and political science and earned a master’s degree in East European history. His wife, Jan, whom he met at IU and married in Beck Chapel, also served in the CIA.
The presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the University Club Presidents’ Room. The presentation is free for members and their guests. Lunch will follow in the Tudor Room around 12:40-12:45 p.m. Lunch is on your own. Please let us know if you plan on attending the presentation and/or lunch so we can call in an accurate reservation count for the Tudor Room. Only credit or debit card payments are accepted at the Tudor Room.
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Contact the University Club 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday at 812-855-1325 to make reservations for the event.
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