Within the Secret World of Spies: Inside the CIA, KGB, MOSSAD and MI6


What goes on inside spy agencies like the CIA? How do they do it? Who are the spies? Why does it matter? 

These are some of the questions that Dr. John W. Ray of Montana Tech’s Liberal Studies Department will be answering at a public forum to be held at Montana Tech on February 13th at 7:00 PM in the Big Butte-Highlands Room of the Student Union Building.

Last December, Dr. Ray participated in a conference in Washington DC entitled Inside the CIA. Participants included representatives of the CIA, NSA, FBI, Mossad and the former KGB, now the FSB. The focus of Dr. Ray’s participation was energy security issues pertaining to China and the Middle East.  Dr. Ray’s participation grew out of papers he has presented on energy security at Oxford University, England and in Beijing and Cairo.

While much of the work of national security agencies focuses on the gathering and analysis of information, the work of espionage is also a significant component. The Russian penetrations of the American political process as well as the work of Mossad in the Middle East and espionage and terrorism were all focuses of the conference. Worldwide the infiltration of a nation’s energy infrastructure has become as important as military espionage.

Dr. Ray teaches courses at Montana Tech in political science, including international relations.