Former CIA agent and current agency critic John Stockwell lectured in the Villard Room on Central Intelligence Agency activities in Angola. The chief of the CIA’s Angola Task Force during covert operations in the civil war in the former Portuguese colony, Stockwell resigned in 1976, citing his concern that the extent and nature of the agency’s covert operations, as exemplified in its “proxy war” with the Soviet Union in Angola, constituted a “Third World War.” He meant by this both that the scope and destruction of CIA actions were commensurate with earlier world wars and that the efforts’ “enemy” were the countries of the “third world” in Africa and Asia.

Stockwell’s book, In Search of Enemies: A CIA Story was published in 1978.