The Ethics of Espionage with former GCHQ director Sir David Omand and Prof Mark Phythian

  • 12 June 2018
  • London
  • Seminar
Event Details

In the era of cyber surveillance and Salisbury, where do the ethics of intelligence and spycraft stand? Former GCHQ director Professor Sir David Omand and Professor Mark Phythian will be discussing their latest book: 'Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence'. The discussion will be moderated by Reuters Global Affairs Columnist Peter Apps. 
Sir David Omand, GCB, was previously UK security and intelligence coordinator, permanent secretary of the UK Home Office, and director of GCHQ, the UK signals intelligence and cyber security agency. He is the author of Securing the State.

Mark Phythian is professor of politics in the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester and co-editor of the journal Intelligence and National Security. He is co-author of Intelligence in an Insecure World and has nearly a dozen other books to his name.

The discussion will be chaired by Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at King’s College and a member of the Chilcot Inquiry.

Venue & Schedule
Venue:  King’s College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

18:00 - Registration
18:30 - Session
19:30 - 20:30 - Reception

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