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FBI in San Diego
Thursday, November 12, 6:15 p.m.

The Men’s Club of Tifereth Israel Synagogue will host the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge of the San Diego Division, Eric Birnbaum, Ph.D, at a kosher beef and chicken small plates dinner open to both men and women.

Eric BirnbaumBirnbaum, who served previously in the administrative division of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, was appointed as special agent in charge in San Diego in October 2014. He began his career with the FBI in 1988, working in Washington on white collar and violent crime. In 1992, Birnbaum became a firearms examiner in the FBI Laboratory, managing an initiative that used computer imaging technology to link evidence from serial shooting crimes.

In 1997, he served as assistant inspector in the Inspection Division, auditing FBI operations nationwide. In 1999, he did his first tour in San Diego, heading a white collar crime squad. In 2003, he transferred to San Francisco to head the intelligence, criminal and SWAT programs there. In 2007, he became deputy assistant director of the FBI Laboratory, dealing with budget, human resources, research, strategy and security activities. Among his projects was the development of protocols for handling evidence contaminated by chemical, biological, radiological and/or nuclear materials. In 2009, he returned to the Inspection Division to lead one of eight teams focusing on streamlining the FBI’s operations. He was named chief inspector in 2012.

Birnbaum, whose PhD in physical chemistry is from Stanford University, will speak approximately at 7:15 p.m. Please RSVP by emailing us so we have an accurate count for the dinner. Tickets are $17.

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