Maria Ryan – 'Wilful Blindness or Blissful Ignorance? The United States and the Successful Denuclearisation of Iraq

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Dr Maria Ryan (University of Nottingham) – Wilful Blindness or Blissful Ignorance? The United States and the Successful Denuclearisation of Iraq This paper focuses on the most successful …

Stephen Marrin – The CIA’s analysis in the post-Cold War World

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Dr Stephen Marrin (Brunel University) – The CIA’s analysis in the post-Cold War World Since the end of the Cold War, CIA analysts have incorporated new technologies and …

David Robarge – CIA Covert Action and Democracy

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Dr David Robarge (CIA Center for the Study of Intelligence) – CIA Covert Action and Democracy Covert action in all its forms—political action, propaganda, economic disruption, paramilitary support …

John Hollister Hedley – The CIA and the review of publications by CIA authors

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory John Hollister Hedley (former chairman of CIA Publications Review Board) – The CIA and the review of publications by CIA authors Notwithstanding suspicion that CIA could use pre-publication …

Len Scott – The CIA and the Cuban Missile Crisis

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Professor Len Scott (Aberystwyth University) – The CIA and the Cuban Missile Crisis The Cuban missile crisis is one of the mostly intensely studied events of the twentieth …

Chris Moran – Memories and Memoirs

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Dr Chris Moran (University of Warwick) – Memories and Memoirs CIA memoirs are everywhere. In recent years, it has become a rite of passage for veterans of US …

Mark Fenster – Varieties of Deference to ‘Extraordinary Needs’: CIA and Secrecy in the Courts

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Professor Mark Fenster – Varieties of Deference to ‘Extraordinary Needs’: CIA and Secrecy in the Courts The constitutional and statutory universe of American administrative law, which includes the …

Robert McNamara – US intelligence assessments and the ‘Unholy alliance’ of Southern Africa c. 1960-80

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Dr Robert McNamara (University of Ulster) – US intelligence assessments and the ‘Unholy alliance’ of Southern Africa c. 1960-80 The Central Intelligence Agency’s best known involvement in Sub-Saharan …

James Perry – The Necessary Failure: the Bay of Pigs in Global Context

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory James Perry (Senior Analyst, Northrop Grumman) – The Necessary Failure: the Bay of Pigs in Global Context The crises in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean in early …

David Milne – Excessive Optimism and the politicization of intelligence on Vietnam

…………….…………….. Event Date: 29 April – 1 May 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre University of Nottingham   University Park Nottingham NG7 2RJ Landscapes of Secrecy: The CIA in History, Fiction and Memory Dr David Milne (University of East Anglia) – Excessive Optimism and the politicization of intelligence on Vietnam Walt Rostow and Paul Wolfowitz played important roles in strategising US …