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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727
Email: vcoleman@cofo.edu

Date: January 16, 2013

SUBJECT: FORMER CIA AGENT JIM OLSON TO SPEAK AT COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS

By:  Turner Brock

Jim Olson, author of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying, is scheduled to speak at College of the Ozarks on January 31, at 7 p.m. in the Jones Auditorium. Olson received a law degree from the University of Iowa and is a senior lecturer at the Bush School of Government and Public service, where he teaches courses on intelligence, national security and international crisis management.

In this patriotic convocation, Mr. Olson will share about his experiences as a CIA agent during the Cold War. He also will talk about the importance of service to one’s country.

He served for over 25 years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was Chief of Counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He has been awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Donovan Award, and several Distinguished Service Citations. Olson is the recipient of awards from the Bush School and the Association of Former Students for excellence in teaching.

Students will be allowed priority seating for the event, but remaining seats will be available to the public free of charge.  For more information, please contact Public Relations at 690-2212.

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