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Speaker Biographies

Dr. Adam Svendsen - (Warwick, UK) is an intelligence and defence strategist, educator and researcher, and an Associate Consultant at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS), Denmark. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), Georgetown University, has held a post-doctoral fellowship based in the Centre for Military Studies (CMS), Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has also worked at Chatham House on the International Security Programme and at IISS, London. He has also worked as a Strategic Intelligence consultant, trained at European defence and emergency planning colleges, lectured at senior/advanced level at the Royal Danish Defence College (FAK), taught at the University of Nottingham, has participated in several conferences, workshops, and in a Track II UK-US Strategic Dialogue. Together with work cited in testimony to the UK Parliament, he has multi-sector award-winning media and communication experience, including authoring several peer-reviewed publications, such as the three books: Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror: Anglo-American Security Relations after 9/11 (London: Routledge/Studies in Intelligence Series, 2010 [Pbk 2012]); Understanding the Globalization of Intelligence (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation: Fashioning Method out of Mayhem (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Prof. Artur Gruszczak - Associate Fellow, European Centre Natolin, Warsaw. Main interests and research areas include: strategic studies; security governance; European intelligence cooperation, privatization of security; justice and home affairs in the European Union.

Dr. Bernhard Blumenau - Research fellow in International History, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. His interests include the history of terrorism, West German foreign policy, and the cold war. Bernhard is author of the book The United Nations and Terrorism. Germany, Multilateralism, and Antiterrorism Efforts in the 1970s (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming Sept. 2014).

Dr. Bodo Hechelhammer
- Studied Geography, medieval and modern history as well as art history and was Research assistant at the TU Darmstadt 2000-2002. He is currently the Headof the Research and Working Group "History of the BND" in the Bundesnach'

Dr. Chikara Hashimoto – Research Assistant in Intelligence Studies at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. His doctorate is on Britain’s engagement in the post-war Middle East with a particular focus on intelligence and security liaison between Britain and Middle Eastern states. He is Assistant Editor, Intelligence and National Security.

Mr. Christian Bak
- is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of History at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. He is interested in the evo- lution of Anglo-Danish relations during the Second World War and has conducted extensive research on the role of secret intelligence in British foreign policy development. More specifically, his work examines the interplay between secret intelligence organizations and the Foreign Office officials that they serve. Using archival resources collected throughout northern Europe and the United States, Chris- tian has written extensively on the British Secret Intelligence Service network ‘R34’ and its activities in German-occupied Europe. Christian received his undergraduate degree in History from the University of California, Los Angeles and holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Cambridge.

Prof. Christopher Andrew
- Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Twentieth-century political history and international relations with particular reference to the role and influence of intelligence agencies. Official Historian of the Security Service (MI5) from 2003 to 2010.

Dr. Christopher Moran
- Assistant Professor in US National Security and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at Warwick University. Current research concerns the relationship between President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and the Central Intelligence Agency. Currently completing a second book entitled Company Confessions: The CIA, Secrecy and Memoir Writing, to be published in the US by St. Martin's Press in 2015.

Dr. Christopher Nehring - PhD candidate, Heidelberg University. Researching cooperation between the Bulgarian security and intelligence service and the East German Stasi during the Cold War.

Prof. Christopher Read
- Professor in Twentieth-Century European History, University of Warwick. His research has followed two closely related themes, the intellectual history of the Russian intelligentsia in the crucial years between 1900 and 1925 and the social history of the Russian Revolution. Recent publications include 'Lenin: a Revolutionary Life' (2005) and 'War and Revolution in Russia 1914-22' (2013) and he is currently working on a biography of Stalin.

Dr. Daniel Steed
- Lecturer in Strategy and Defence, University of Exeter. Research interests include the development and history of strategic theory, the conduct of intelligence operations and special operations with a particular interest in their intersections and relations, cyber warfare and its consequences on strategy and the strategic environment, the role of targeted killing and its broader implications, military history broadly, counter-terrorism, and the development of doctrine.

Lt Cdr David Gioe - PhD candidate in Intelligence Studies, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. In addition to serving as co-convener, with Dr Mike Goodman, of the Pembroke International Security & Intelligence programme, David is adjunct faculty with National Intelligence University. David holds a BA from Wheaton College and an MA from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Before starting his PhD, David spent over 11 years in the US intelligence community, both in civilian capacity and in uniform. In fall 2014, David will take up a post as Assistant Professor of History at the US Military Academy at West Point.

Dr. Declan O’Reilly - Dr. O’Reilly holds degrees from the Universities of London and Cambridge; he has taught politics, international relations and industrial history at Hull, Edinburgh and UEA (London). He has written about financial history, female Special Forces soldiers in World War Two, the cultural history of the Cold War and the history of chemistry. He is currently completing a monograph: Seize & Squander, IG Farben, Interhandel & GAF Corp, Americanizing the German Chemical Industry in the USA 1918-1965.


Dr. Dina Rezk - Teaching Fellow in Intelligence and Security, Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS), Warwick University.Dina's doctoral thesis and forthcoming book examines Anglo-American perceptions of the Middle East in the post-Suez era using recently declassified political and intelligence assessments.

Dr. Eric Morgan - Assistant Professor in Democracy and Justice Studies, University of Wisconsin. His research and teaching interests focus on transnational social movements and issues of global justice, particularly human rights. His scholarship has been featured in, among other publications, Diplomatic History, Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History, Diplomacy.

Dr. Ioanna Iordanou - Teaching Fellow at Warwick Business School. Her research explores the emergence of proto-modern organisations and their impact on the development of information management and global trade in the early modern economies and beyond. She is currently working on a manuscript entitled ‘Unmasking Venice: Spies, Informants and the Birth of Modern Intelligence Services’. She is also a co-editor of the two volumes springing from this conference, entitled Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in the Anglosphere and Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders beyond the Anglosphere (Georgetown University Press, 2016).

Dr. James Lockhart - PhD candidate, Depratment of History, University of Arizona. Studies American foreign relations and the developing world, specializing in US-Latin American relations.

Prof. John Ferris - Professor of History, University of Calgary. Research Interests include 20th Centrury British and European diplomatic history.

Dr Joseph Oldham
- Recently awarded a PhD at the University of Warwick for a thesis entitled ‘Serial Narratives of the Secret State in British Television Drama, 1979-2010’, and is about to commence an Early Career Fellowship through the university’s Institute of Advanced Study. He has published articles in the Journal of British Cinema and Television and the Journal of Intelligence History.

Prof. Kristie Macrakis - Professor in the School of History, Technology and Society at Georgia Institute of Technology. She teaches courses in the history of science, Nazi Germany and espionage. Her books include Surviving the Swastika: Scientific Research in Nazi Germany (Oxford, 1993), East German Foreign Intelligence (Routledge, 2010) and Seduced by Secrets: Inside the Stasi's Spy-Tech World (Cambridge, 2008). Kristie upcomming book 'PRISONERS, LOVERS, & SPIES: the Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda.' (2014) Just came out in the US and will be out in May in Britain.

Dr. Mark Stout - Program Director, Masters in Global Security Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University.He has previously worked for thirteen years as an intelligence analyst, first with the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and later with the CIA. He has also worked on the Army Staff in the Pentagon and at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Dr. Stout also spent three years as the Historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

Col. Rose Mary Sheldon - Professor of History, Virginia Military Institute.

Mr Matt Fay - PhD candidate in History, Temple University.

Dr. Memli Krasniki


Dr. Michael Goodman
- Reader in Intelligence & International Affairs in Dept of War Studies, Kings College London. Currently on secondment to the Cabinet Office where he is the Official Historian of the Joint Intelligence Committee. Research interests include: Intelligence Studies, Nuclear Weapons History and Cold War History.

Mr. Michael Graziano - PhD Candidate, American Religious History, Florida State University.

Dr. Michael L. VanBlaricum
- President, The Ian Fleming Foundation.

Dr. Paul Maddrell
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Assistant Lecturer in Modern History, Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University. Currently researching into the history of the security and intelligence services of the former Communist Bloc, above all the East German Stasi and the Soviet KGB. Previously, he researched into the history of British and other Western intelligence agencies during the Cold War.

Dr. Paul McGarr - Lecturer and Advanced Research Fellow, American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham. Currently Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow in North American Studies at the British Library, where he is completing a project entitled 'Quiet Americans in India: Intelligence, Culture and Paranoia in US-South Asian Relations'. In early 2014, he will undertake further work on the connections between intelligence and diplomacy as Marjorie Kovler Research Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.

Prof. Richard J. Aldrich -Professor of International Security, University of Warwick. Main research interests lie in the area of intelligence and security communities. Director of Inistitue of Advanced Study. He is leading an AHRC project entitled "Landscapes of Secrecy: The Central Intelligence Agency and the Contested Record of US Foreign Policy, 1947-2001" which has received follow on funding.

Mr Roberto Guerra - Entrepreneur and military historian, author of publications on archeology and history of the intelligence during the Roman Empire.

Dr. Rory Cormac
- lecturer in International Relations, University of Nottingham. His research specialises in intelligence, covert action, and national security. His forthcoming book, Confronting the Colonies: British Intelligence and Counterinsurgency, explores the interface between intelligence assessment and policymaking.

Dr. Shane Kenna
- Doctor of modern Irish history. He has previously advised the BBC and has worked in Irish History for several years as both a researcher and lecturer.

Dr. Siegfried Beer
- Dr. Siegfried Beer, Professor (ret) of late modern and contemporary history at the University of Graz; director of the Center for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (ACIPSS) at Graz and editor of the Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (JIPSS). Research focus is international Relations in the 19th and 20th Century, Anglo-American history since 1776, intelligence agencies in the 20 Century, Austria in the 20th Century.


Dr. Steven Wagner
- PhD candidate, History, Oxford University. His research examines the role of British intelligence in policymaking and counterinsurgency in the Palestine Mandate from the establishment of the civil administration in 1920 until the beginning of the Second World War in 1939.

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Tony & Jonna Mendez -
Tony was an American CIA technical operations officer, who specialized in support of clandestine and covert CIA operations. He has written three memoirs about his CIA experiences. ' Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA' (1999), 'Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War' (2003), with Jonna Mendez and Bruce B. Henderson, and 'Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History' (2012), with Matt Baglio. Jonna was herself a 27-year veteran of the CIA, and both have served on the Board of Directors for the International Spy Museum.

Prof. Tony Shaw
- Professor, Depart of History, University of Hertfordshire. His reserach specializes in political propaganda, public diplomacy and mass communications. He is an Associate Fellow at Oxford's Rothermere American Institute and an Associate Fellow of the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme. He is co-editor of the journal Contemporary British History.

Dr Tricia Jenkins - Associate Professor, The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University. Dr. Jenkins' latest research focuses on the ways the Central Intelligence Agency works with Hollywood in order to boost its public image. Her book, The CIA and Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television, was released by the University of Texas Press in March 2012. Dr. Jenkins also serves as the Book Reviews Editor for The Journal of Popular Culture.

Dr. William Foster
- Vice-Principal & Fellow in the History of Intelligence and International Security, Homerton College, Cambridge University. Research interests include the history of western intelligence services, and current projects include: biography of Ray S. Cline (CIA and US State Dep't INR); secret intelligence and the European Union; Multi-generation biography of the Earls Grey of Howick and Fallodon (with Rosemary Grey).

Mr Youngjun Kim - Professor of International Politics, Korean National Defense University (KNDU), Seoul. He has been working as an expert contributor on Korean security issues at the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) of the US Army at Fort Leavenworth, and his regular commentary has been published in Operational Watch Environment, monthly journal of the FMSO.