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Annual Conference 2009, 18-19 October, Tel Aviv

Intelligence & Democracies in Conflict and Peace

An international conference in association with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Bar-Ilan University’s BESA Center for Strategic Studies

18-19 October 2009
Senate Hall, Feldman Building (301) Bar-Ilan University

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

Conference Program

Sunday, 18 October 2009
15:00 Greetings
Dr. Shlomo SHPIRO (BESA Center and Chairman of the IIHA)
Dr. Lars HÄNSEL (Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Israel)

15:15 Early Developments
Chair: Prof. Efraim INBAR (BESA Center)
Col. Rose Mary SHELDON (Virginia Military Institute): Intelligence in a Democracy: Ancient Greece
Yoaz HENDEL (BESA Center): Roman Intelligence During the Herodian Period
Joris GIJSENBERGH (University of Nijmegen): Dutch Intelligence and the Pursuit of a ‘Strong Democracy,’ 1919-1951

17:15 Intelligence and Democratization
Chair: Maj. Gen. (res.) Emanuel SAKAL (BESA Center)
Dr. Dustin DEHÉZ (Düsseldorf Institute for Foreign and Security Policy, Germany): Bringing Intelligence into the Security Sector Reform
Dr. Itai SNEH (CUNY): Intelligence, the Lack of Democracy, and the Consequences of Torture: The Shah’s Iran as a Case Study
Prof. David SNEAD (Liberty University): US Efforts to Overthrow Fidel Castro, 1959-1963
Dr. Michael PETERSEN (DIA): US Military Intelligence and the Defense of El Salvador, 1983-1992

19:15 Dinner (IIHA members and others by invitation only)

Monday, 19 October 2009
9:00 Intelligence, Regional and Global Security
Chair: Dr. John NOMIKOS (RIEAS)
Dr. Gustavo Díaz MATEY:Inteligare, Intelligence as a Democratic Indicator
Prof. Austin LONG (RAND): The CIA, NSA, and Counterinsurgency in Southeast and Southwest Asia
Dr. Yigal SHEFFY (Tel Aviv University): The ‘Rotem’ Affair of 1960 and the Surprise of the 1973 War
Col. James DILLARD (National Defense Intelligence College): The OSS, Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam’s Fight for Freedom

10:45 Intelligence Services and the Media
Chair: Prof. Michael WALA (Bochum University)
Adm. Sigurd HESS: German Navy and NATO, German Intelligence and the Media
Col. (res.) Miri EISEN: Former Israeli Prime Minister’s Media Advisor, Intelligence and the Media in Israel
Hilmar-Detlef BRÜCKNER: How the French Media Established the Public Image of Secret Intelligence
Amir RAPAPORT (BESA Center): Media Coverage of Intelligence Operations in Israel

12:30 Lunch break

13:30 Parliamentary Oversight and Accountability
Chair: Prof. Shmuel SANDLER (BESA Center and Dean of Social Sciences, Bar-Ilan University)
Dr. David ROBARGE (CIA): The CIA and Public Accountability
Prof. Wolfgang KRIEGER (Marburg University): German Intelligence and Parliamentary Oversight
Dr. Sébastien LAURENT (Bordeaux University): The French Intelligence Services under the Fifth Republic
Prof. Stuart FARSON (Simon Fraser University): The Impact of the War on Terror on Canadian Muslims

15:15 Intelligence Structures and Crisis Management
Chair: Prof. Eytan GILBOA (BESA Center)
Dr. Philip DAVIES (Brunel University): Tasking and Coordination in the British and American Intelligence Communities
Col. (ret.) Virendra VERMA (Jawaharlal Nehru University) The Role of Intelligence in Indian Decision-Making
Dr. Motohiro TSUCHIYA (Keio University): Restructuring of Japanese Intelligence Agencies
Prof. Hillel FRISCH (BESA Center): Palestinian Intelligence Services

17:15 Round Table: Learning from Intelligence History
Chair: Dr. Shlomo SHPIRO (Chairman of the IIHA)
Dr. David ROBARGE (Chief Historian of the CIA)
Dr. Philip DAVIES (Brunel University)
Brig. Gen. (res.) Ephraim LAPID (former Senior IDF Intelligence Officer)
Dr. John FOX (FBI Historian)
Prof. Wolfgang KRIEGER (Marburg University)

19:15 Dinner followed by IIHA Annual Meeting, at the Kfar Maccabiah Hotel (IIHA members only)

Simultaneous English/Hebrew translation will be provided.
The conference is open to the public.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
The Tuesday program was only for the conference speakers, and for conference participants coming from abroad who registered their participation in the tour in advance with the IIHA.

08:00 Leaving from the Kfar Maccabiah Hotel

09:00 Strategic Tour of Jerusalem
Guided by Prof. Efraim INBAR and Dr. Shlomo SHPIRO

12:30 Working lunch in Jerusalem
The Konrad Adenauer Center, Mishkenot Shaananim Restaurant

13:30 Leaving Jerusalem and travelling to Glilot (north of Tel-Aviv)

14:30 – 15:30 Visit to the Israeli Intelligence Commemoration Site and Museum (Malam), Guided by Lt. General (ret.) Dudu ISUR (Director-General of Malam)

15:30 – 16:00 Visit to the Terrorism Information Center
Guided by Dr. Reuven EHRLICH

16:00 – 18:00 Special Panel: Israeli Intelligence and Learning from History
Chair: Lt. General (res.) Ilan MIZRAHI
MK Avi Dichter (former Head of the Israeli Security Service, Shabak) and Minister of Internal Security
Ambassador Efraim HALEVY (former Head of the Mossad)
General (ret.) Shlomo GAZIT (former Head of Israeli Military Intelligence, Aman)
Dr. Shlomo SHPIRO (Chairman of the International Intelligence History Association)

18:00 Closing words: Dr. Shlomo SHPIRO

End of conference

Transfer back to the hotel