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CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

Join us for this fascinating discussion about the British state’s long obsession with secrecy and the way it sought to alter the historical record. Drawing on recently de-classified documents, unpublished correspondence and interviews with key officials, the academic Christopher Moran joins Heather Brooke to explore the history of British official secrecy. Moran will take us through seminal events in British history including the D-Notice Affair and the betrayal of the Cambridge spies up to the present day of digital whistleblowers. In the age of leaks, can our security services still keep a secret?


Christopher Moran is an Assistant Professor of US National Security in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. He is also a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. He is the author of 'Classified: Secrecy and the State in Modern Britain' (Cambridge University Press, 2013), and is currently finishing a second book entitled 'Company Confessions: The CIA, Secrecy and Memoir Writing'. In 2012, he was a historical consultant for the International Spy Museum in Washington DC, assisting on the exhibition ‘Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of James Bond Villains’. He is a former Kluge scholar at the Library of Congress, and his work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, Fox News, and Talk Radio.


Speaker(s):

Professor Christopher Moran | talks | www
Professor Heather Brooke | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

11 June 2013 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

UEA London
102 Middlesex Street
London
E1 7EZ

http://london.uea.ac.uk/
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Organised by:

ThoughtOut Project
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Tickets:

Free

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