International Security and Intelligence

Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Intelligence and the Modern Nation-State

The 2014 International Security and Intelligence
Programme is now full and applications closed. Details of the 2015 programme
will be available in September

A three week programme (29 June – 18 July) with an optional fourth week (18-25 July) 2014

Working closely with the Co-Chairs of the Programme, Sir Richard Dearlove, former Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service and current Master of Pembroke College, and Professor Christopher Andrew, Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History and founder of the Intelligence Seminar at the University of Cambridge, Pembroke offers a unique opportunity to work with leading practitioners and academics from the security and intelligence communities in an exploration of the ‘craft of intelligence’.

Led by Programme Convenors Dr Michael Goodman and Lt Cdr David Gioe, the programme will explore the role of intelligence and security agencies in a democratic society, applying the twin principles of intelligence and security to 21st century problems. With an emphasis on contemporary and future challenges and practice, this course will appeal to those with a professional or academic interest in statecraft and the interlocking themes of intelligence, security, defence, and foreign policy formation and implementation.

An optional fourth week is available for those wishing to have a longer experience, with a view to producing an extended piece of guided research, and may particularly appeal to students wishing to gain academic credit at their home universities for the work done in Cambridge.

To learn more about the programme visit the links on the sidebar, download the 2014 ISI e-flyer, read the official ISI blog, or view the interview with 2013 participant Chase.

This Pembroke course brings together a uniquely experienced group of speakers. For serious scholars of the world of intelligence and security services and their interface with government this course will be amongst the very best available anywhere. I am very pleased to be so closely associated with it and it extends the initiative we have developed in Pembroke College to offer summer courses of outstanding academic quality.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sir Richard Dearlove