Returning once again to the CIR stage is the brilliant Valerie Plame, a writer, spy novelist, and former CIA officer. Joining her is Joseph Wippl, also a former CIA officer, who spent a 30 year career as an operations officer in the National Clandestine Service (NCS). Wippl has served overseas as an operations officer and operations manager in Bonn, West Germany; Guatemala City; Luxembourg; Madrid, Spain; Mexico City; Vienna, Austria; and Berlin, Germany. He is currently a Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University.