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      October 23, 2019

      Wednesday   6:30 PM

      312 Sutter Street
      San Francisco, California 94108

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      A Life Undercover in the CIA

      Former CIA Clandestine Service Officer, writer, and peace activist Amaryllis Fox will join us to discuss her new memoir "A Life Undercover; Coming of Age in the CIA." The daughter of an English actress and American economist whose work focused on the developing world, Amaryllis spent her childhood traveling the world and coming to terms at an early age with political revolutions and acts of terrorism. These experiences, as well as the brutal and public death of her mentor Daniel Pearl while she was at Oxford, greatly shaped her life. At the age of twenty-one, Amaryills was recruited to join the CIA. She was fast-tracked into advance operations training, sent from Langley to "the farm," where she lived for six months in a simulated world, learning how to use a Glock, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in the event of capture. Following the training, Amaryllis was deployed as a spy under non-official cover and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia. For the next five years, she worked to stop acts of extreme terrorism and the illegal sale of arms and explosives. Now an advocate of humane engagement and strategic nonviolence at home and overseas, Amaryllis' story offers a unique insight into the secretive world of the CIA as well as how to promote peace around the world. The author will sign books at the end of the program. A limited number will be available for purchase at the event.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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