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A 'Conversation' with a Former Soviet KGB Sleeper Agent

  • 03/07/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Capital City Club


ACIR is honored to host Former KGB Sleeper Agent Jack Barsky in Atlanta. Barsky will speak on the topic, "A 'Conversation' with a Former Soviet KGB Sleeper Agent."

What role did American life play in the conversion of a Marxist-Leninist atheist, turning this spy against his former paymasters? What are his perspectives and insights about recent American presidents, the American system, its most cherished documents, and America’s deadliest threat in 2019? 

About Former KGB Sleeper Agent Jack Barksky

 Jack Barsky is a retired Information Technology executive with over thirty years of experience. Jack graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College, New York. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena Germany. 

What makes Jack unique is the fact that he was born and raised in East Germany where he was recruited by the KGB. During the 1980s he spent ten years as an undercover agent in the United States spying for the Soviet Union. Today he is a United States citizen whose life story was featured in May of 2015 on CBS 60 Minutes. His memoir “Deep Undercover” was released on March 21, 2017. The book has been translated into German, Swedish and Polish. Jack’s story has received international attention with features on British, French, German, Polish, Turkish and Japanese TV. In the United States Jack has appeared on, among others, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, The Daily Show, A&E, and the Glenn Beck Program.

 Rather than retiring to the golf course, Jack has embarked on his sixth (!) career as an author, public speaker and blogger. He lives with his wife and eight-year-old daughter in Covington, Georgia. 

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