2018 edition

 

 

Dr. Peter Gill 

Peter Gill, a native of London, has spent most of his career in Liverpool where he worked at the (then) Polytechnic from 1974.  From 1983-86 he was Research and Information Officer for the Merseyside Police Authority before returning to the Polytechnic. He left Liverpool John Moores University in 2007 where he had become Professor of Politics and Security. From 2007-2009 he was Research Professor in Intelligence Studies at the University of Salford. In 2010 he was awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship and from 2009-16 was an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. Since 2002, in addition to teaching and research, he has been regularly involved as a consultant regarding the democratization of intelligence, particularly in South East Europe.

 

 

 

Professor Joseph Cannataci

Prof. Cannataci holds the Chair of European Information Policy & Technology Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen where he co-founded and co-directs the Security, Technology & e-Privacy (STeP) Research Group. Also full Professor (adjunct) at the Security Research Institute and the School of Computer and Security Science at Edith Cowan University Australia, a considerable deal of Prof. Cannataci’s time is dedicated to collaborative research.

As UK Chartered Information Technology Professional & Fellow of the British Computer Society, he also continues to act as Expert Consultant to a number of international organisations.

On the 3rd July 2015 Prof. Cannataci was appointed the United Nations first-ever Special Rapporteur on the right to Privacy.

He has written books and articles on data protection law, privacy, liability for expert systems, legal aspects of medical informatics, copyright in computer software and co-authored various papers and textbook chapters on self-regulation and the Internet, the EU Constitution and data protection, on-line dispute resolution, data retention and police data. His latest books include.

In 2002 he was decorated by the Republic of France and elevated to “Officier dans l’ordre des palmes académiques”. His pioneering role in the development of technology law and especially privacy law was cited as one of the main reasons for his being made the recipient of such an honour as was his contribution to the development of European information policy.

In June 2016 Prof. Cannataci was the recipient of the Brandeis Prize for Privacy in the USA.

He has held or currently holds research grants from the British Academy, the Council of Europe, COST, UNESCO and the European Commission, totaling in excess of Euro 40 million.

He serves on the editorial board of six peer-reviewed journals.

 

Dr. Theresa Capelos (Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security Senior Lecturer in Political Psychology Director for the MSc in Global Cooperation and Security)

Dr. Teresa Capelos is Senior Lecturer in political psychology at the Institute of Conflict, Cooperation and Security, and program director for the Global Cooperation and Security MSc.

Dr. Capelos joined the University of Birmingham in September 2015, having held previous academic positions at the University of Surrey (UK), Leiden University (Netherlands) and Stony Brook University (USA). She has a PhD in Political Psychology and Behavior from Stony Brook University, and her substantive area of research is the affective, cognitive and motivational determinants of political judgments and decision making. She collects experimental, survey, interview and media content data to study trust assessments of political actors and institutions, minority groups, and policy evaluations in times of tensions and crisis. She is currently involved in research projects investigating the affective and value determinants of political radicalization, and the role of trust and emotions of fear and anger on political tolerance. She also studies institutional and political reputations, organizational accountability and blame attributions, and civic engagement and media use.

 

 

 

Randolph H. Pherson

Randolph H. Pherson has been developing and teaching Structured Analytic Techniques and critical thinking and writing skills to analysts throughout the intelligence, homeland security, and defense communities as well as in the private sector and overseas. He has authored, co-authored, or edited nine books, including Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence and Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Globalytica, LLC, Mr. Pherson has developed and taught courses in over two dozen countries, facilitated over a dozen Strategic Foresight workshops, and recently launched a new online Critical Thinking course. He also is President of Pherson Associates, which supports US Intelligence Community (IC) programs and founding director of the non-profit Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence. Mr. Pherson worked as an analyst and manager in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 28 years, last serving as National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Latin America. While at the CIA, he worked on the Inspector General’s staff, developed a strategic planning process for the agency, and served as the deputy executive director. He is the proud recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal for his service as NIO for Latin America and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. He has an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University.

 

 

 

 

Peter de Werd (Faculty of Military Science, Netherlands Defence Academy, Ministy of Defence).

Peter de Werd is assistant professor in intelligence and security at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) in Breda. Before that he has served in various positions within the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. He studied military sciences at the NLDA, holds a BA and MA in political science from Leiden University, and is currently PhD candidate at Utrecht University. His manuscript is titled ‘Critical Intelligence: Analysis by Contrasting Narratives, Identifying and analyzing the most relevant truths’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Jan Goldman (Southern New Hampshire University)

Dr. Jan Goldman is a practitioner and educator in intelligence and national security. He is an internationally recognized expert on ethics and morality in intelligence operations and the only intelligence analyst in the U.S. Government to be recognized as a “current and warning intelligence expert.”  He is the founding editor of a textbook series on intelligence, the founding editor of an academic journal on ethics and intelligence, and the organizer of eight international academic and professional conferences focusing on intelligence.  Dr. Goldman received his doctorate from George Washington University, with graduate degrees from Georgetown University and Virginia Tech and undergraduate degrees from The University of Texas.  He is the author or editor of numerous books, his recent publication is Intelligence and Information Policy for National Security: Key Concepts and Terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Cristian Găzdac (Babes-Bolyai University, Doctoral School: International Relations and Security Studies; Romanian Academy of Science, Institute of Archaeology, Cluj-Napoca)

 

Dr. Cristian Găzdac is a Senior Researcher within the Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca. He has a Phd in Ancient History within the University of Oxford, Great Britain. Dr. Găzdac has held several courses, seminars and lectures at universities abroad and in Romania, as for example: Roman numismatics class, University of Vienna, Archaeological Park Carnuntum, Austria, 2004-2010, summer class; Carnuntum, Archaeological Park (Austria): Archaeology and Numismatics in 2013; Carnuntum (Austria): The hoard of ‘House I’ – when archaeology can demystify human tragedies in 2012; “Roman numismatics and economy”, University Babeş-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca, 2010; Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of History and Philoophy: Dacian Numismatics, 2013. He has also coordinated as director and was involved in several research projects with national and international funding.

Dr. Găzdac has been awarded in 2012 as the Honor citizen of the town (Năsăud, Romania) and in 2001 he received from the University of Oxford the Barcklay Head Prize.

 

 

2017 edition

 

 

Stephen Marrin

 

 

Stephen Marrin’s career has developed both in the United States Intelligence Community and in academia. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Intelligence Analysis Program at James Madison University in the USA and also holds a visiting fellowship with Brunel University. Stephen Marrin is the chair of the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association. He holds a PhD in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the same university. He specialized in intelligence analyst training as well as the study of the intelligence policy of the American government. He has authored books on intelligence analysis such as Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice or chapters such as “American Intelligence: Guiding the Ship of State Along a River of Power” in the Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies.

 

 

Bob de Graaff

 

Bob de Graaff is professor for intelligence and security studies, working in the Department for History of International Relations at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. He was trained as a historian and held positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Institute for Netherlands History in The Hague, The Netherlands Institute for War Documentation in Amsterdam, the University Leiden, and the Netherlands Defense Academy in Breda. He was professor for societal reconstruction after conflict at the University of Utrecht (2005-2010), professor for terrorism and counterterrorism at the Campus The Hague of the University of Leiden (2007-2009) and professor for intelligence and security at the Netherlands Defense Academy (2010-2017). In 1991 he was one of the founders of the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA), of which he is still a board member. He is also board member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE). In 2015 he was co-founder of IAFIE’s European chapter, of which he is currently the chairman. Bob de Graaff has written extensively on intelligence, security, terrorism, radicalization and apocalyptic violence. Currently he works on a multimedi project on intelligence toegether with the Dutch publishing company Boom (Amsterdam).

Randolph H. Pherson

 

Randolph H. Pherson has been developing and teaching Structured Analytic Techniques and critical thinking and writing skills to analysts throughout the intelligence, homeland security, and defense communities as well as in the private sector and overseas. He has authored, co-authored, or edited nine books, including Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence and Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Globalytica, LLC, Mr. Pherson has developed and taught courses in over two dozen countries, facilitated over a dozen Strategic Foresight workshops, and recently launched a new online Critical Thinking course. He also is President of Pherson Associates, which supports US Intelligence Community (IC) programs and founding director of the non-profit Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence. Mr. Pherson worked as an analyst and manager in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for 28 years, last serving as National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Latin America. While at the CIA, he worked on the Inspector General’s staff, developed a strategic planning process for the agency, and served as the deputy executive director. He is the proud recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal for his service as NIO for Latin America and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. He has an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University.

Christopher R. Moran

 

 

 

Dr. Christopher R. Moran is an Associate Professor of US National Security in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK). He is the author of two monographs – Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA (St. Martin’s, 2016) and Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain (CUP, 2013), which won the 2014 St. Ermin’s Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year Award. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Intelligence History. He is currently writing a history of Richard Nixon and the CIA, supported by the British Academy.