Naveed Jamali
Former American Spy & Author, "How to Catch a Russian Spy"
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Naveed Jamali is a National Security Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a reoccurring guest on Fox, CNN, and MSNBC. He is the author of How to Catch a Russian Spy (movie rights to 20th Century Fox) an autobiographical account of working as a double agent for the FBI against Russian military intelligence. After getting to play the role of a real life James Bond, Naveed accepted a commission in the U.S. Navy where he continues to serve as a reserve intelligence officer with the Office of Naval Intelligence. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children and has no intention of traveling to Russia anytime soon.

Speech Topics

  • Deep Cover Spies: The Dangers of a Double Life
    What’s it like to be the man on the inside? The trusted colleague who is actually working against his comrades? Spy novels and films often hinge on the information supplied by mysterious agents who risk their lives to spy from within, but does this really happen? Absolutely, but what does it take to live a double life? In this series, former undercover agents and an intelligence expert will reveal the danger, complexity, and hardship of living a life that’s not really yours. They’ll share how courage and conviction can enable ordinary people to hide their true thoughts and feelings in pursuit of a greater good.
  • Spycatcher
    For three nerve-wracking years, Naveed Jamali spied on the United States for the Russians – or so the Russians believed. By trading thumb drives of sensitive technical data for envelopes of cash, he pretended to sell out his own country across noisy restaurant tables and in quiet parking lots. Although he had no formal espionage training, with the help of an initially reluctant FBI duo he ended up at the center of a highly successful counterintelligence operation that targeted Russian espionage in New York City. With news about Russia’s disintegrating relationship with the United States a frequent headline and political hot topic, Jamili, author of How to Catch a Russian Spy, will share how his unbelievable but true post-college adventure became a real-life U.S. counterintelligence coup.
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