Eftimiades to discuss Chinese economic espionage and US security

Dr. Nick Eftimiades, a lecturer in homeland security in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “Chinese Economic Espionage and U.S. Security” on Tuesday, October 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Penn State Harrisburg Eastgate Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Chris Wray recently said that when the FBI investigates economic espionage, “time and time again, they keep leading back to China.” He added that China aggressively conducts economic espionage on a scale never seen before between nation states. According to Wray, “there’s no country that’s even close” when it comes to compromising vital assets. Eftimiades will discuss the impact of this phenomenon on private business, U.S. economic and national security, and what can be done about it.

Eftimiades recently retired from the U.S. Department of Defense after a 34-year government career that included positions in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). As a subject matter expert, Eftimiades was called upon to provide Congressional testimony and briefings to the Cox Commission; the Joint Economic Committee; President’s Commission on the Moon, Mars, and Beyond; and individual meetings with Congressional members and staff.

The presentation is free and open to the public. To register, visit eastgate-lecture-chinespionage.eventbrite.com.

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