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Annual Conference 2008, 17-19 October, Hamburg

Intelligence and Dictatorships

17-19 October 2008
Schloss Reinbek – Hamburg/Germany

Conference Organizers: Dr. Shlomo SHPIRO (Bar-Ilan University) / Jens WEGENER (University of Bochum)

Conference Program

Friday, 17 October 2008
14.00-16.00 Arrival at Schloss Reinbek and Registration

16.00-16.30 Greetings and Opening Statements
Shlomo SHPIRO, IIHA Chairman

16.30-18.00 Panel I – Historical Perspectives
Chair: Wolfgang KRIEGER
Rose Mary SHELDON (Virginia Military Institute): Intelligence and the Ancient Regimes of Persia and Rome
Gerhard STRASSER (Pennsylvania State Univ.): Intelligence and the European Courts in the Early Modern Period

18.00-19.00 Dinner

19.00-20.00 Keynote: David ROBARGE (Chief Historian, Central Intelligence Agency): The CIA and Dictatorships
Chair: Shlomo SHPIRO

Saturday, 18 October 2008
9.00-10.45 Panel III – Fascist Dictatorships and Intelligence Services
Chair: Michael WALA

Florian ALTENHÖNER (Berlin): SS Intelligence and the Slovak Declaration of Independence 1939
Katrin PAEHLER (Illinois State Univ.): Creating an Alternative Foreign Office: Office VI of the RSHA
Alexandra LUCE (University of Toronto): Albatross or Asset: British and German Intelligence and Portugal’s PVDE during WWII

10.45-11.15 Break

11.15-12.45 Panel II – Communist Regimes and Intelligence
Chair: Sigurd HESS
Paul MADDRELL (Aberystwyth University): Image of the Enemy: Erich Mielke, the Stasi and the West
Bernd LIPPMANN (Gedenkstätte Normannenstraße, Berlin): The Madness of Dictatorship – My Personal Example

12.45-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Panel IV – Military Dictatorships and Intelligence
Chair: Gerhard SCHMID
John NOMIKOS (RIAES, Athens): The Greek Intelligence Service during the Military Dictatorship 1967-1974
David WARNACUT (Mercyhurst College): Structure and Function of the Iraqi Intelligence Services under Saddam Hussein

15.30-16.00 Break

16.00-17.30 Panel V – Asia and Africa
Prem MAHADEVAN (King’s College, London): The Failure of Indian Intelligence in the Sino-Indian Conflict
Art MILLS (Mercyhurst College): From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe: Intelligence Services in Transition 1978-1983

18.00 Dinner

19.30-21.00 IIHA/AGN Membership Meeting (members only)

21.00     Reception celebrating 15 Years IIHA

Sunday, 19 October 2008
9.00-10.30 Panel VI – Transformation and Democratization
Chair: Jens WEGENER
Robert NOVAK (Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland): Reforming and Democratizing the Polish Intelligence Services
Kevin GINTER (Ottawa, Canada): Latin American Intelligence Services and the Transition to Democracy

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 Panel VII – Current and Future Issues
Chair: Anna DAUN
Mark STOUT (Institute for Defense Analyses): Al Qaida’s View of Authoritarian Intelligence Services in the Middle East and North Africa
Lauren HUTTON (Institute for Security Studies, South Africa): Intelligence Services and Regime Change in Zimbabwe

12.30-13.00     Concluding words

13.00     End of the conference