Valerie Plame WilsonFormer CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, a central figure in an investigation into criminal exposure of covert government agents, will give SMU’s 11th annual Louise B. Raggio Endowed Lecture in Women’s Studies. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater.

During her career with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Wilson was an operations officer working on weapons of mass destruction. She found herself at the center of a political storm in 2003 when her covert identity was revealed in a syndicated newspaper column. Her outing as a spy led to the political scandal and U.S. Department of Justice investigation known as “the Plame affair.” She is the author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster.

The Raggio Endowed Lecture Series was established to bring “role models of vision and achievement” to SMU to speak on gender and women’s issues. It gives students and the larger community an opportunity to hear and interact with nationally renowned speakers in the area of women’s studies.

Lecture tickets are $10 each, payable by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or check. Complete a downloadable order form (PDF format) or contact SMU Program Services at 8-1384.

Visit the Raggio Endowed Lecture Series website