We are delighted to announce details for a conference entitled ‘Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in History, Culture and International Relations’, to be held at Warwick's conference facility in Venice, the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, on the 6th and 7th May 2014.
In many countries today spy chiefs are the public face of intelligence. They speak to the media, appear before public inquiries and committees, and even write books. This has not always been the case. In the United Kingdom, for example, heads of agencies were historically appointed in secret, their names and roles not officially disclosed to the public.
This international conference will bring together academics and practitioners from across the world to broaden and deepen our understanding of what makes an intelligence leader. Participants will consider what it means to be a spy chief in national and institutional contexts, as well as explore how the position has evolved as threats to national security have changed and agencies confront challenges from managerialism to public pressure for transparency.
** All speakers, please note Powerpoint is available for all presentations **