All events take place on
Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the
University of Delaware's
Clayton Hall, Newark, Delaware

About Global Agenda

Global Agenda is the University of Delaware's annual international affairs speaker series, open to the public, and an undergraduate course in which students meet practitioners in foreign policy and media from the United States and other nations. The program, part of UD's "America and the Global Community" initiative, is jointly supported by the World Affairs Council of Wilmington, UD's Center for International Studies and the Departments of Communication and Political Science and International relations.

About Ralph Begleiter

Ralph Begleiter is the University of Delaware's Rosenberg Professor of Communiation and Distinguished Journalist in Residence. Between 1981 and 1999 he covered international politics as CNN's World Affairs Correspondent. For more information go to his full biography.


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Design credits for Global Agenda 2003

Thank you for participating in 2003!

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• Visit a gallery of original print posters created for this series
• Visit a photo gallery of students and speakers
• See the summary of speakers in the "Spies, Lies & Sneaky Guys" series

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Students from the University of Delaware's "Spies, Lies & Sneaky Guys" class paid an unusual visit to the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia at the conclusion of their Global Agenda 2003 experience. The visit included a briefing by an intelligence officer and a tour of the CIA's internal exhibition on espionage during the Cold War. Students entered the CIA through strict security procedures in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, and were not permitted to take photographs. (A CIA photographer documented the visit with the photograph above, which was carefully taken to avoid revealing the identities of others in the building on the day the UD students visited.) During the visit, signs warned CIA employees that "foreigners" were in the building.

From the CIA, the UD students traveled to Washington, DC for a visit to the International Spy Museum, where they met with another former CIA officer, who is currently the museum's director, and toured the exhibitions on spy techniques and history throughout the 20th century.