On Monday, April 8, former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson will deliver remarks on her experience as a covert Operations Officer in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.
There will be a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the lecture, titled “Valerie Plame: My Life as a Spy,” at 6:00 p.m. Event registration can be found at tx.ag/plame. The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government & Public Service is hosting this public event.
Wilson will speak on her recruitment by the CIA, the work she did while in the agency, and the details of her identity being compromised, which forced her exit from covert operations. She will also discuss how and why her identity was leaked and what she took away from the betrayal.
As a covert Operations Officer, Wilson worked to protect U.S. national security and managed top-secret programs designed to prevent terrorists and rogue nation-states from acquiring nuclear weapons. In 2003, a source from the White House told a columnist about her identity, bringing an end to her covert career.
In 2007, Wilson wrote an autobiography, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, in which she published the intimate details of the scandal that revealed her identity. She also coauthored the fictional spy thrillers Blowback and Burned.
Wilson continues to serve in intelligence as a board member of a cyber security company, Global Data Sentinel, and a predictive behavioral analytics agency, Starling Trust. She also serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations.