Author and former CIA analyst and targeting officer Nada Bakos sits onstage with Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, as she takes part in a public program in the Museum Auditorium. Bakos gestures with her left and right hand as she looks at Chanin while speaking.
Photo by Monika Graff

The Targeter: How to Hunt Terrorists

  • November 25, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Auditorium

In the aftermath of 9/11, Nada Bakos tracked some of the United States' most-wanted terrorists for the Central Intelligence Agency. First as an analyst and then as a targeting officer, Bakos found herself on the frontline of America’s war against Islamist terrorist extremists and was ultimately charged with finding terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. In her new book The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House, Bakos tells her story and gives an engrossing account of the intelligence work that helps to keep our country safe.

Photos

  • Author and former CIA analyst and targeting officer Nada Bakos sits onstage with Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs. Bakos puts of her left hand as she speaks to Chanin, who is holding a clipboard in his left hand and a pen with his right hand.
  • In this photo from behind the audience, Author and former CIA analyst and targeting officer Nada Bakos and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, take part in a public program in the Museum Auditorium. The two of them are seated onstage as a silhouetted audience watches on. The bright white and blue lights of the stage fall on the wall behind them. The logo of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is projected on the wall.
  • The heads of audience members are silhouetted as they look on at author and former CIA analyst and targeting officer Nada Bakos onstage at the Museum Auditorium. Bakos is gesturing with both of her hands as she speaks with her legs crossed. Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, looks on from her left as he holds a clipboard and holds his right hand to his face.
Photos by Monika Graff

Videos

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FULL PROGRAM
HIGHLIGHT CLIP

Through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, public programs in 2019 were made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.