Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Future Spooks: Secret Intelligence in 2025

Professor Richard Aldrich (University of Warwick)

28 January 2016

Professor Richard Aldrich

This seminar was presented by Professor Richard Aldrich


This presentation focussed on the changing world of secret intelligence. It examined the impact of technology and globalization upon security and surveillance activities, exploring the likely future trajectories over the next ten years.

Richard J. Aldrich is Professor of International Security at the University of Warwick. His research focuses upon intelligence and security communities. He also maintains related interests in issues of cyber security, developments in information technology, including public key cryptography, liberty and privacy, set against a background of accelerating globalization. He is the author of The Hidden Hand: Britain, America and Cold War Secret Intelligence (2001) which won the Donner Book prize in 2002 and was shortlisted for the Westminster Medal. More recently he has authored GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britain's Most Secret Intelligence Agency (2010). His new book on intelligence and 10 Downing Street, co-authored with Rory Cormac, will appear in June 2016.