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27 Nov 2015

Annie Machon presents Spies, Lies and Whistle-blowers

Former MI5 Intelligence Officer ‘Spook’, Annie Machon, is set to present a guest lecture titled, Spies, Lies and Whistle-blowers: Ethics and Accountability within Intelligence.

As a former intelligence officer for MI5, Annie has a rare perspective both on the inner workings of governments, intelligence agencies and the media, as well as the wider implications for the need of increased openness and accountability in public and private sectors.

In her lecture, Annie will explore the struggle regarding intelligence as the concept of secrecy matched against democracy. She will look at the tension that lies in the maxim - you can either have democracy or you can have intelligence.

The lecture will take place on Friday 4December, 4.00pm – 6.00pm in the Edward Herbert Building.

For more information and to register, click here