PS21 update week ending June 11

Two excellent discussions this week, one with counterterrorism expert Richard Barrett at the Cabinet Office  in London and a second on potential futures for US foreign policy with an expert panel in Washington DC. As always, some great expertise on display and some really good discussions.

Two more events coming up in London in the next couple of weeks, one on the changing face of intelligence at King’s College London on Wednesday and then a networking drinks the following week. The latter will take place the day before the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union – and attendees will have the chance to  place bets on what they see as the likely percentage results.

Look forward to seeing you there. And as always, many thanks for being part of the PS21 community.




The Changing Face of Intelligence

Wednesday, June 15, 6 p.m., King’s College London

From the growth of cyberspace to the application of open source information, the intelligence landscape – both for the government and private sector – is starting to see significantly change. PS21 looks into the changing sources of information, the needs and wants of those consuming intelligence, and asks how that shadowy world looks set to change in the years to come.

Peter Apps [moderator]global affairs columnist, Reuters. Executive director, PS21

John Bassett – former head of GCHQ London and Washington stations

Christiaan Triebert – an open source intelligence (OSINT) specialist at Bellingcat. Tracking conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen especially, he also provides UK transparency group Airwars with Geolocations of alleged civilian casualty incidents.

Metsa Rahimi – regional head of intelligence, UK and Middle East, Deutsche Bank. Member of the board and trustee, PS21

Sign up here.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 17:30. 

Blue Boar Restaurant – 45 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9LQ

PS21 cordially invites you to our next networking event at the Blue Boar. A great opportunity to meet, mingle and catch up. Given that this is the day before the Brexit vote, we will also be holding a suitably themed competition on the outcome, with the opportunity to win a free drink!

To RSVP click here.

Further events to follow shortly

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