June 18 London Event ‘The Ethics of Espionage with former GCHQ director Sir David Omand and Prof Mark Phythian’

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Monday, June 18. 6.30pm. Waterstones, Gower Street, London.
In the era of cyber surveillance and Salisbury, where do the ethics of intelligence and spycraft stand? Former GCHQ director Professor Sir David Omand and Professor Mark Phythian will be discussing their latest book: ‘Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence‘. The discussion will be moderated by Reuters Global Affairs Columnist Peter Apps.

Sir David Omand, GCB, was previously UK security and intelligence coordinator, permanent secretary of the UK Home Office, and director of GCHQ, the UK signals intelligence and cyber security agency. He is the author of Securing the State.

Mark Phythian is professor of politics in the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester and coeditor of the journal Intelligence and National Security. He is coauthor of Intelligence in an Insecure World and has nearly a dozen other books to his name.

Held in conjunction with PS21: The Project for the Study of the 21st Century – “a new global think tank for a new global era. A unique collection of people, broad in background, and eclectic in outlook. Focused on finding new ways of telling stories and exploring issues” this event will raise plenty of discussion.

You can buy tickets here.

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