Cooperman, Hopper present for Lazarus series

The Hebrew Congregation features Ira Cooperman and Bob Hopper, “The Spy Guys,” at the Shirley Lazarus Sunday Speaker Series event at 8 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of Hurlbut Church. The topic of their talk is “Spy Facts and Spy Fiction: Will They Confirm or Deny?” Both gentlemen have extensive experience in the world of intelligence. Cooperman was a U.S Air Force intelligence officer during the Vietnam War and served as liaison to the CIA and the National Security Agency. He also lectured at the U.S Military Academy at West Point. Hooper spent 32 years with the State Department, serving mostly as a foreign service officer working on East-West tensions and congressional relations. He took a delegation to Vietnam in 1997 to dedicate a new post in Ho Chi Minh City.