An Interview with Nick Reynolds

february, 2023

24feb3:30 pm4:00 pmAn Interview with Nick Reynolds


(Friday) 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm


USF Student Center

200 6th Ave S

Event Details

Nick Reynolds interviewed by Diane Seligsohn

Diane Seligsohn interviews retired CIA officer and New York Times non-fiction bestselling author Nicholas Reynolds, about his 2022 book NEED TO KNOW.

Speakers for this event

  • Diane Seligsohn

    Diane Seligsohn

    Diane Seligsohn is an American journalist and university lecturer who has lived in Paris for over 3 decades and now divides her time between France and St Petersburg, Florida. Diane received her BA from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and her MA from NYU. She began her career in journalism at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s New York office, where she worked for 5 years before moving to France.

  • Nicholas Reynolds

    Nicholas Reynolds

    Nicholas Reynolds, author of the New York Times bestseller Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy, has worked in the fields of modern intelligence and military history off and on for forty years, with some unusual detours. Freshly minted PhD from Oxford University in hand, he joined the United States Marine Corps in the 1970s, serving as an infantry officer and then as a historian. As a colonel in the reserves, he eventually became officer in charge of field history, deploying historians around the world to capture history as it was being made. For many years, he served as a CIA officer at home and abroad, immersing himself in the very human business of espionage and ultimately becoming a member of the senior executive service. More recently, he was the historian for the CIA Museum, responsible for developing its strategic plan and helping to turn remarkable artifacts into compelling stories. He has taught at the Naval War College, the DC campus of Johns Hopkins University, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. With his wife, Becky, he cares for rescue pugs. He has a website at

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