Workshop on Intelligence and National Security in Africa and the Middle East
We live in an era of weak states and strong insurgencies, rising geo-political instability, uncertainty and disorder. In this environment, national security and intelligence is more integral than ever in ensuring state stability and regime security. At the same time rapid technological progress, surveillance and clandestine activity threatens more than ever individual rights and fundamental freedoms. This is particularly true in relation to the Middle East and Africa. In recognition of this, Professors Rory Miller and Harry Verhoeven of Georgetown University in Qatar and Professor Clive Jones of the University of Durham will host a one-day workshop addressing these issues to launch their new Cambridge University Press book series on Intelligence and National Security in Africa and the Middle East. The morning session will consist of presentations on two public panels by leading scholars and practitioners that deal respectively with core themes and issues. The second part, a closed-door afternoon meeting of participants will consider the best ways to develop and promote the series going forward.