January 16: Russian Life from an American Perspective
Join former CIA analyst Linda Wetzel as she presents “Russian Life from an American Perspective” at 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd. in Cave Creek. Wetzel is the former chief of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Russia Leadership branch and a lifelong student of Russian and Soviet affairs.
Wetzel will recount her adventures in the USSR and post-Soviet Russia as a CIA analyst, as well as her experiences while a consultant in international business expansion and adjunct professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Her first sojourn in the Soviet Union was as a college student in 1972 and her most recent visit in 2011 was as the leader of a group of executive MBA candidates. The film “The Sum of All Fears” portrays a character based on her CIA position.
The event is free. Seating is limited. Please register in advance.