CIISS 7th Biennial Conference on Intelligence, Public Confidence and Security

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Date / time: 4 June - 6 June, All day

University of Wales, Gregynog Hall

CIISS 7th Biennial Conference on Intelligence, Public Confidence and Security

The CIISS is based in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University.  It was established in 2004 to facilitate and promote the study of intelligence and international security, by acting as a nucleus for research in the area.

This major international conference will bring together scholars of Intelligence Studies, intelligence practitioners in government, in industry, and policymakers and commentators at Gregynog Hall, in the idyllic setting of rural Wales.  It will engage with many aspects of intelligence and related fields, including security, terrorism, counter-terrorism, counter-radicalisation and counter-intelligence.

The themes of the conference are:

  • Public confidence
  • Accountability, ethics, civil liberties and human rights
  • Public perceptions
  • Official histories and enquiries
  • Whistle blowers
  • Cyber security (including PRISM)
  • Intelligence history
  • Teaching intelligence

It is intended that papers resulting from this conference will be published in a special edition of a peer-reviewed journal and subsequent book. There will be limited funds available for travel and accommodation, to be awarded on a competitive basis. papers are welcomed from established academics, current or former officials and from PhD students. There will be a reduced cost for PhD students attending the conference. Should you wish to attend the conference please contact The standard cost for attendance is £195, to cover accommodation, meals and a wine reception. The cost for PhD students is £95.

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