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Sixth & I

Robert B. Baer

In Conversation with James Risen

Oct 27, 2014 • 7:00 pm ET
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For Baer, one of the most accomplished agents to ever work for the CIA, assassination is a source of endless fascination, speculation, and intrigue. Over several decades, Baer served as an operative, from Iraq to New Delhi and beyond; notably, his career was the model for the acclaimed movie Syriana (also based on his bestselling book See No Evil).

In The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins, he takes us on a serpentine adventure through the history of political murder; its connections to, and differences from, the ubiquitous use of drones in state-sponsored killing; his firsthand experience with political executions; and his decades-long cat-and-mouse hunt, across the Middle East and Europe, for the most effective and deadliest assassin of the modern age. Baer pulls back the curtain on the underbelly of world politics and the quiet murderers who operate on the fringe of our society.

Baer, a winner of the Career Intelligence Medal, is the current national security affairs analyst for CNN. In conversation with James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of the recently released book Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. Book signing to follow.