Institute of Irish Studies, 53-67 University Road, Queen's University
Wednesday 13 May 2009
A one-day symposium on Intelligence in the early Cold War years is scheduled for Wednesday 13 May 2009. Among those participating will be Keith Jeffery (QUB), Official Historian of the Secret Intelligence Service; Christopher Andrew (Cambridge), whose Official History of MI5, Defence of the Realm, is scheduled for publication in October this year; Michael Goodman (King’s London), Official Historian of the Joint Intelligence Committee; Christopher Murphy (University of Salford), author of Security and Special Operations: SOE and MI5 during the Second World War; and Martin Thomas (University of Exeter), author of Empires of Intelligence: Security Services and Colonial Disorder after 1914.
This symposium is primarily directed at an undergraduate history audience and space is limited. QUB postgraduates and staff, as well as others (subject to space), are very welcome to come, but need to register with Professor Keith Jeffery in advance, preferably by e-mail: email@example.com. The event is partially subsidised by QUB, but non-QUB attendees will have to pay a fee of £20 (cheques payable to ‘Queen’s University Belfast’), in advance to Keith Jeffery, School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University, BT7 1NN, or in person on the day.
Chair: Danny Kowalsky (QUB)
Keith Jeffery (QUB): SIS 1945-9: post-war challenges and British responses.
Christopher Baxter (QUB: Research Fellow SIS Official History): SIS and Western Europe 1945-9.
Christopher Murphy (Salford): Britain and the post-war legacy of European Resistance.
Chair: Keith Jeffery (QUB)
Gill Bennett (Former Chief Historian, Foreign and Commonwealth Office): Intelligence and the Labour Government.
Michael Goodman (King’s College London, Official Historian of the Joint Intelligence Committee): The JIC and estimates of the Soviet atomic bomb programme in the late 1940s.
Martin Thomas (Exeter): Mind the neighbours: British Intelligence analysis of empire endgames in Vietnam and Indonesia, 1945-50.
17:30 Public Lecture (room 212, Peter Froggatt Centre)
Christopher Andrew (Cambridge; Official Historian of MI5): A hundred years of MI5.
In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact Professor Keith Jeffery at firstname.lastname@example.org