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Witness to History: The Investigation of Robert Hanssen

 National Law Enforcement Museum presents a panel discussion hosted by the International Spy Museum and sponsored by Target®

Washington, DC—The International Spy Museum will host our next Witness to History event: The Investigation of Robert Hanssen, on October 1, 2013. The event will focus on notorious ex-FBI agent and Russian spy, Robert Hanssen, who sold high-level U.S. secrets to the former Soviet Union and Russia for over 20 years. Thanks to the collective efforts of the FBI, CIA, Department of State, and the Justice Department, Hanssen was arrested in 2001 and convicted of espionage.

Witness to History: The Investigation of Robert Hanssen will feature a panel of experts with firsthand knowledge about this complex case.


Mike Rochford, (ret.) FBI Section Chief, Russian Overseas Espionage
David Wise, Author of Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America


National Law Enforcement Museum Panel Discussion Series
Witness to History: The Investigation of Robert Hanssen


Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Reception at 6:00 pm
Program 6:45-8:00 pm


International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Metro Green/Yellow/Red Line to Gallery Place/Chinatown Station

The Museum’s Witness to History program—generously funded by Target—began in June 2011 with a presentation by former Dallas (TX) Homicide Detective Jim Leavelle. Now in his 90s, Leavelle recounted his experience as the detective assigned to escort Lee Harvey Oswald, the suspect accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy, on the day Oswald himself was shot and killed. Since the inaugural Witness to History event, six more have been presented on topics ranging from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to serial killers—specifically the case of the Green River Killer. Video recordings and photographs from the events are available to view on our website.

Admission is free and this event is open to the public. Space is limited; registered guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by September 27, 2013. For more information, contact WitnessToHistory@nleomf.org, call 202.737.3400, or visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org/WitnesstoHistory.

NOTE: Media representatives planning to cover this event are required to register, in advance, by contacting Steve Groeninger at steve@nleomf.org or 202.737.7135. Please provide your name and affiliation.


About the National Law Enforcement Museum
Authorized by Congress in the year 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum will be a mostly underground institution located adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC’s Judiciary Square. The Museum will tell the story of American law enforcement through high-tech, interactive exhibits, comprehensive collection of artifacts, extensive resources for research, and diverse educational programming. Museum construction has commenced with a projected opening in 2015. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private non-profit [501(c)(3)] organization established in 1984. The Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers and to promoting officer safety. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Museum, visit www.LawEnforcementMuseum.org.

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