Keeping secrets? Lessons from history on intelligence in the age of ISIS

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

'Keeping secrets? Lessons from history on the challenges facing intelligence organisations in the age of IS’

In this lecture Professor Keith Jeffery will reflect on the general challenges to the work of secret intelligence organisations presented by an increasingly digitally connected world. Drawing on the history of MI6, he will discuss some of the fundamental requirements which those organisations need to operate successfully, focusing particularly on the ‘core business’ of sources and methods.

About the speaker:

Keith Jeffery is Professor of British History at Queen’s University Belfast and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is author or editor of fourteen books. His ground-breaking official history, MI6: The History of the Secret Intelligence Service, 1909–49, was published in 2010.