BAP – Wales: War, Security and Terrorism
Speaker: Sir Richard Dearlove former Head of MI6
Location: Pontypridd Campus, Glyntaff
Date/Time: 27 January 2017, 12pm
Sir Richard Dearlove, KCMG OBE, was head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, a role fictionally known as “M” and actually, though informally, as “C”, from 1999 until 6 May 2004.
During his tenure as Head of MI6 the service witness the 9/11 attacks in the US, the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and an RPG attack on the service itself at its Vauxhall branch.
Few subjects today generate sharper reactions than that of the line democratic states tread in carrying out surveillance in the interests of protecting national security.
Sir Richard Dearlove has expressed deep concerns about the impact on civil liberties by legislative changes which facilitate the spread of surveillance. In his talk, Sir Richard examines these and other challenges at a time when terrorist attacks by groups affiliated to ISIS have become an increased danger for European states.
This is an open event hosted by the University of South Wales but BAP Fellows will have the opportunity to join Sir Richard Dearlove for an informal private lunch with small group of guests. You are welcome to join local Fellows in Cardiff after the event for continued discussion over dinner.
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Event category: Lunch & Lecture