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Great Escapes: How Spies, Hostages, and Assets Survive and Get Out Alive

Session 4 of 4-Session Daytime Course

In Collaboration with the International Spy Museum

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Code: 1M2921D

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Escape-room challenges are popular among fans of spy thrillers, but what if your life actually depended on the result? This series shares tales and tactics of memorable escapes, rescues, and evasions from the 1970s through today. Explore ingenious rescue and escape plans with the people who developed them and used them, as well as experts familiar with these life-or-death operations. Discover how intelligence services bring back assets from abroad in a hot or Cold War and learn about the 21st-century approach to training people in self-escape and surviving a rescue.


How Not To Die

What’s the best way to guarantee your survival in a high-risk situation? That you’ve been trained by Malcolm W. Nance. A career counter-terrorism and intelligence officer for the U.S. government's Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies, Nance is a survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist and founder of the Advanced Terrorism, Abduction, and Hostage Survival School. Nance discusses his own close calls, as well as the latest approaches to armed recovery and hostage rescue.

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International Spy Museum
800 F St NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown