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Career CIA Agent to Discuss Ethics and Intelligence in DePauw Lecture

March 15, 2001

March 15, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - Burton Lee Gerber, who spent 39 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, will speak on "The Ethical Aspects of Intelligence Work: The Cold War and Beyond", Thursday, March 22nd at DePauw University. The speech, part of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series, will take place at 1 p.m. in Meharry Hall, in historic East College.

Mr. Gerber served the CIA as a case officer and Chief of Station. His geographic areas of operations were the former Soviet Union and the former Warsaw Pact countries. During those nearly four decades, Gerber had a unique perspective on the escalation of the Cold War, the eventual demise of the Soviet Union and the 1994 arrest of fellow CIA agent Aldrich Ames for spying for the KGB. Last month's arrest of FBI officer Robert Hanssen has reignited interest in and discussion of the issue of ethics and espionage.

Burton Gerber's lecture will be free and open to the public.

Alan Simpson Ubben Lecture 1998Established in 1986 by 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the Ubben Lecture Series presents events which are available for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the local community to enjoy. To view a complete roster of Ubben Lecturers -- which includes links to video clips and news stories -- click here. (at right: former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson delivers an Ubben Lecture in Meharry Hall; November, 6, 1998)

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