Conference

CSi Conference: National Security Policy in a Changing World

CSi’s two-day annual conference explores current themes relating to, Intelligence and National Security Policy in a Changing World. The Conference, which all ISI participants attend, brings together speakers and delegates from governments, security agencies, academia and business to explore a wide range of security-related issues.  Past speakers have included heads of the British Cabinet Office, the French Security Service, GCHQ and MI6, distinguished academics, ambassadors and business leaders.

ISI alumni can apply for full funding to attend the conference.

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2019 Conference

Panels included:

‘The interface between Government and the Security Services’, ‘Conflict and Security Sectors in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia’, ‘Ordered or Ordering? Britain’s Post- Brexit role in Europe in Historical Perspective’, and ‘A security overview of the Asia/Pacific Region.’

Keynote Sessions included:

‘The future is Now: Cyber Operations and Artificial Intelligence’, ‘Iran in the Gulf. Signalling, skirmishing or war’, ‘Countering Terrorism- the perspective of the former Head of JTAC’, ‘Russia, Bear or Porcupine?’ and ‘Cooperation against terrorism in Europe.’

Speakers included:

Affiliated lecturer at the Forum on Geopolitics at Cambridge University, Suzanne Raine. The former French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve. Distinguished Diplomat, Sir Tony Brenton and Di Cooke, a doctoral candidate at King’s College London in the Department of War Studies.

For further details on 2019 Conference panels, keynote sessions and speakers, please refer to the brochure opposite.


 

 

2019 Conference Report

 

Written by ISI 2019 Alumni, Irena Ilic and published in the Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies, this article details the events of the Conference, its structure and the Social Programme.

 

 

 

Overall, ISI Conference is a quite unique, interdisciplinary event which perfectly combines with the ISI four-week academic programme…The effort to engage academically and rather openly with difficult intelligence and security issues makes the ISI Conference stand out as the forerunner in this enigmatic, yet highly relevant field.

 

 

2019 Conference Gallery

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2018 Conference

Panels included:

‘2018 and Beyond: What on Earth is Happening?’, ‘Resource Security and Resilience’, ‘How the 4thIndustrial Revolution is impacting traditional defence and Intelligence roles’, ‘Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Syria: Civil Wars and Proxy Wars; Prospects for Regional Stability’, ‘Legal Perspectives on international Security Issues’ and ‘A Regional Security Overview of the Asia/ Pacific Region, focusing on China and North Korea.’

Keynote Sessions included:

‘The Interface between Government and the Security Services’, ‘Fearsome Bear or Paper Tiger? Russia’s Search for 21stCentury Relevance’ and ‘A presentation by John Rizzo, formerly Acting General Counsel of the CIA.’

Speakers included:

Senior Adviser to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Nigel Inkster, CMG. Academy Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, Dr Renad Mansour and Dorothea Gioe, an independent consultant specialising in political risk, security and social network analysis.

For further details on 2018 Conference panels, keynote sessions and speakers, please refer to the brochure opposite.

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2017 Conference

Panels included:

‘Security Implications of Brexit, the Trump Administration and Beyond’, ‘The Robots are coming: Technology, automation and jobs- implications for society and international relations in the coming decade’, ‘ISIS and Perspectives on Iraq’, Russia, the future of NATO and redefining the role of the US emerging Conflict Zones.’

Keynote Sessions included:

‘The issue of National Security Policy in a fluid and changing world’, ‘The Strategic Importance of Intelligence Agility’ and ‘Threats to European Security: The French Response.’

Speakers included:

Professor Lord Peter Hennessy, Dr Dina Rezk, Lecturer in Middle Eastern History. Frederic Ischebeck-Baum, Teaching Fellow and Assistant Director in the Centre for Defence Studies at King’s College, London.

For further details on 2017 Conference panels, keynote sessions and speakers, please refer to the brochure opposite.

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