Classics Book Group: Special Guest Mimi Baird
Saturday 3/28/15 10:30 am - 11:30 am
John Matthews will lead a discussion on Mimi Baird's book "He Wanted The Moon". The author will be present. Mimi Baird, a long time Woodstocker, tells of her father’s manic depression, his torture in the “snake pits” of the
time and his gripping journal recounting his experiences. The book is available at the Yankee Bookshop, or from other sources.
Learning Lab: NSA, The Law and Snoden with Bill Sullivan
Saturday 3/28/15 2:00 PM
This talk will describe the mission and authorities of the National Security Agency, the laws governing the agency which prohibit it from spying on U.S. citizens, and how those laws are enforced internally in the agency and
by all three branches of the government. The talk will then review Edward Snowden's disclosures of NSA and Foreign Intelligence Court documents to the media and how the media choose to report those documents, falsely accusing NSA of domestic spying. Ample
time will be provided for questions and answers and a lively dialogue with the audience.
Bill Sullivan spent 33 years with the NSA. He started as a linguist and analyst-reporter and retired in 1994 as a senior executive in charge of NSA's largest analytic and reporting element in the post Cold War world. During
those years he also was assigned to special tours of duty in the Pentagon and for the Director of Central Intelligence. Following retirement he was asked to serve on the professional staff of the Congressional Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the
United States Intelligence Community. He operated his own consulting firm, "Strategies for Intelligence", until moving to the Upper Valley in 2003 to rendezvous with and marry his college love, Woodstock resident Lois Lorimer. He currently teaches courses
at Osher @ Dartmouth.