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Annual Conference 2014, 2-4 May, Tutzing: Intelligence, Democracy and Transparency

The IIHA is glad to invite you to its 20th Annual Conference which takes place at the Academy for Civic Education in Tutzing on May 2-4, 2014. Please find the conference program and further details below. The registration deadline is April 25, 2014.


Intelligence, Democracy
and Transparency:
No Room for Secret Intelligence?


2014 Annual Conference of the
International Intelligence History Association (IIHA)
in Cooperation with the
Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing

Friday, May 2, 2014

14.00 h          Arrival, Registration, Coffee and Tea in the Main Lobby

14.30 h          Welcome and Greetings
Michael MAYER
Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing
Chairman of the IIHA

15.00 h          Panel I: Historical Perspectives
Chair: Shlomo SHPIRO
Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Can Peasants be Spies? Habsburg Military Intelligence during the Türkenkrieg of 1683-1699. The Campaign of 1688-1690 as Case Study
University of Sofia, Bulgaria

On the Defence of the Realm: fundamental differences between democratic and non-democratic states
Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom

William F. Friedman: A Man and his Collection
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington (Virginia)

16.30 h          Coffee and Tea Break

17.00 h          Panel II: Intelligence, Democracy and Cold War
Chair: Wolfgang KRIEGER
Marburg University, Germany

Where Twin Obsessions Collide: The Communism-Empire Nexus and British State Surveillance of Basil Davidson
University of Leicester, United Kingdom

About a Friendship That Didn’t Exist: The Ministry for State Security in the GDR and the Polish Ministry of Interior, 1974-1990
Technical University of Dresden, Germany

Intelligence in Finland during the Cold War
University of Helsinki, Finland

18.30 h          Dinner

19.30 h          Celebration Ceremony of the 20th Anniversary of the IIHA
Keynote Speaker: Wolfgang KRIEGER


Saturday, May 3, 2014

8.15 h          Breakfast

9.00 h          Panel III: Challenges of Intelligence and Democracy
Chair: John NOMIKOS
Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), Athens, Greece

Intelligence and Building Democracy in Jordan
Antonia DIMOU
University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

1964 – A Watershed Year for Israel’s Intelligence. From the Founding Fathers to Democratic State-Oriented Intelligence Services
Ephraim LAPID
Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

How to Balance between the Secrecy Nature of Intelligence Collecting and the Openess of Democracy in Times of Change: The Case of USA’s POWs in Vietnam
Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

10.30 h          Break

11.00 h          Panel IV: Transformation Process and Changes in Intelligence
Chair: Anna ABELMANN
Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany

Not above the Law – Israel Security Agency’s Democratization and Legalization Process
University of Haifa, Israel

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Bavaria – Founding, Structure and Working Fields in the 1950s and 1960s
Susanne MEINL
University of Trier, Germany

Monster in the Box: The Transformation of Switzerland’s Intelligence Information System, 1989-1994
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

12.30 h          Lunch

14.30 h          Panel V: Intelligence in Democracies: Transparency, Security and Accountability
Chair: Michael WALA
Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany

Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight: Can it Solve the Dilemma of Security vs. Privacy?
Wolfgang KRIEGER

Does Transparency Lead to Greater Accountability of Secret Services? The Netherlands, 1975-1995
Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), Den Haag, Netherlands

Parliamentary Oversight of the Intelligence Agencies: A Comparative Study: The Case of United States, the EU and Israel
Ephraim KAHANA
Western Galilee College, Acre, Israel

16.00 h          Coffee and Tea Break

16.20 h          Panel VI: Intelligence History and Intelligence in History
Chair: Anna DAUN
University of Cologne, Germany

People’s Republic of China Intelligence History Today
Lund University, Sweden

The Italian Secret Services in the Recent Italian Academic Literature
CeMISS, Rome

A License to Kill? Myth-Making and Intelligence Services
University of Marburg, Germany

17.50 h      Annual Membership Meeting

18.30 h          Dinner


Sunday, May 4, 2014

8.15 h          Breakfast

9.00 h          Panel VII: Intelligence, Governance and Media
Chair: Sigurd HESS
German Society for Maritime and Naval History, Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Do We Need Rules of Engagement for Information and Media Operations?
Gordan AKRAP
University of Zagreb, Croatia

The Acknowledged Influence of State Leaders on the Functioning of Intelligence Communities
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel

Public Image of Intelligence and Security Services in France, United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium
Coline FERRO
University Paris II-Panthéon-Assas, France

10.30 h          Break

11.00 h          Panel VIII – Young Researchers Forum: Work in Progress – Praxis of Intelligence Studies
Chair: Charlotte BACKERRA
University of Mainz, Germany

12.00 h          Lunch and Departure


General Information

Registration and Participation Fee:

The conference participation fee is 145 € including room and meals (50 € for students), or 109 € including meals but without room (35 € for students). The meals include lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, as well as coffee breaks.

Please register for the conference before April 25, 2014 at the homepage of the Academy for Civic Education on (Veranstaltungen/Conference 18-4).

We kindly ask you to pay the conference registration fee in cash in Euros at the Academy office upon your arrival at the conference. Please note we have no facilities for processing credit card payments on site so kindly ensure you have the correct amount in Euros when you arrive. (For those coming from abroad, there are money change facilities at Munich Airport).

How to arrive to the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing

Tutzing is located about 40 km south of Munich, on the shores of Lake Starnberg.

From Munich Airport (MUC): Take the S-Bahn (S1 or S8) to Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) and change to S6, direction Tutzing (total travel time: about 90 minutes). At Tutzing train station you will find taxis to take you to the Academy (4 minutes).

By train: You can either take the S-Bahn (S6) from Munich Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) to Tutzing (40 minutes) or you can take a regional train from Munich Hauptbahnhof to Tutzing (28 minutes).

By car: Take the highway from Munich to Garmisch, use the Starnberg exit. From there, take road B2 to Traubing and there turn left to Tutzing. The Academy is located about 400 meters after the yellow “Tutzing” sign post on your left.