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Everything you wanted to know about intelligence (especially why the pros still get it wrong)

Wednesday 7 February 2024
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

Please join us for this quick-fire Q and A, in which Professor Gioe will answer whatever questions he can about Intelligence generally and the US in particular. Why did the US get so much right prior to Russia’s escalated invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and so very wrong prior to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003? How could former President Trump have so many classified documents in his home and does it matter? What is classified, what is not and why? How is Intelligence gathered? What is the role of Open Sources in Intelligence today?

Professor Gioe speaks from the perspective of his decade and more serving as a US Intelligence Officer. He is experienced in civilian, military, corporate and law enforcement intelligence with expertise in intelligence analysis and overseas operations.

About the speaker

David Gioe is Visiting Professor of Intelligence and International Security in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, UK and is a British Academy Global Professor. He is Associate Professor of History at the US Military Academy at West Point, where he also serves as History Fellow for the Army Cyber Institute. David is also Director of Studies for the Cambridge Security Initiative and co-convener of its International Security and Intelligence program. He holds advanced degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Cambridge. His scholarship and analysis has appeared in numerous outlets and his list of published work is available here.

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