Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts September People, Politics, and Prose: Victor in Trouble

September People, Politics, and Prose: Victor in Trouble

September 13, 2022 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am

About the Event

Russian influence operations that shift a presidential election! A gas pipeline that could divide Europe! Oligarchs making billions in service to a megalomaniac in the Kremlin! Ripped from the headlines? Maybe, but in this case, they drive the plot of Alex Finley’s latest seriocomic espionage novel, Victor in Trouble. In this month's People, Politics, and Prose, Ronald Granieri is joined by a former officer of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, Alex Finley to discuss the newest addition to The Victor Caro book series.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.  

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Alex Finley

Alex Finley - Alex Finley is a former officer of the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, where she served in West Africa and Europe.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly series of events.