Intelligence, Diplomacy and International Relations
Annual Conference 2019 of the International Intelligence History Association (IIHA), in cooperation with the German Spy Museum, May 10-12, 2019
May 10, 2019
12:30-13:00 Welcome and Opening
13:00-15:00 Panel I: Between East and West – Espionage in Berlin
• Rüdiger BERGIEN, Centreof Contemporary History Potsdam, Germany: The Tapped Politburo: Western Espionage in the SED Central Committee Apparatus, 1950-1972
• Thomas BOGHARDT, US Army Center of Military History Washington D.C, USA: America’s Secret Army: The 7880 Military Intelligence Detachment in Berlin
• Bruce M. MACKAY, National Intelligence University, USA: West Berlin: Home to Odd, Curious, and Strange Intelligence Collection Efforts of the Cold War
• Susanne MUHLE, Berlin Wall Foundation: City of Kidnappings. The Abduction Practice of the East German Secret Police and the western reactions in Cold War Berlin
• Richard H. CUMMINGS: OperationsofCIA’s Berlin-basedémigréorganisations, TsOPE, Central Associationof Post-War Émigrés
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:30 Panel II: Intelligence and International Relations
• Torben GÜLSTORFF, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany: The Invisible Hand. West German undercover operations to channel nation-building processes during the early stages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Lutz HEILMANN, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany: Knowledge and Intelligence in the Early Cold War. Partisan and Stay- Behind Networks in Austria and Germany
• Susan PERLMAN, National Intelligence University, USA: US Intelligenceand French Crisis
• Jens WEGENER,Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany: Handle with Care: CIA-BND Cooperation in the Field of Electronic Data Processing during the « Information Explosion, » 1964-1974
May 11, 2019
09:00-10:00 Young Researcher Forum
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:30 Panel III: The place to be: International Intelligence Services in Germany during the 20th century
• Gordan AKRAP: Hybrid Warfare Research Institute, Croatia: Walesa, Woytila, „Angelo » and KGB/HVA/SBU: ActiveMeasures in Germany
• Michael Eric LAMBERT, Sorbonne University, France: The French Military Intelligence in Berlin (1966-1994)
• Ephraim LAPID, Bar Ilan University, Israel: International Opportunity Windows, 1940-1952 – The Origins of the Israeli Mossad
• Danny PRONK, Netherlands Institute of International Relations, The Netherland: Our Men in Berlin: The Netherlands Military Mission at the Allied Control Council for Germany, 1945-1949
• Witold BAGIENSKI, Institute of National Remembrance, Poland: Polishcivilianintelligencestation in Berlin 1945-1990″
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 Panel IV: Intelligence and Diplomacy
• Roberto DURAN, Catholic University of Chile, Chile:Diplomacy and Intelligence: a study about three South-American countries, 1970-2000
• Sophia HOFFMANN, Leibniz-Center Modern Orient, Germany: The GDR’s Ministry of State Security’s relations with the Arab Middle East: Intelligence as an integral element of diplomacy
• Wolfgang KRIEGER, University of Marburg, Germany: Spying and Diplomacy: The German BND and Its Western Partners from 1945 to the 1960s
• Donald P.STEURY, University of Maryland, USA: Naval Arms Control andIntelligence in thePrewarEra: The Bismarck as an Intelligence Problem
• Monika Komanciecka-Lyp, Institut of National Remembrance, Poland: Actions ofPolishintelligenceand counter-intelligence at French and German Diplomats
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Panel V: Intelligence, Transparency and Whistleblowers
• Adrian HÄNNI, University of Zurich, Switzerland: « Terrorist Diplomacy »: West European intelligence services and secret diplomacy with international armed groups during the Cold War
• Anne-Simone ROUS, Saxon Academy ofSciencesandHumanities: Ciphers as whistleblowers: Circles and compasses of secrecy in the 18th century
• Michael WALA, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany: Otto John – Patriot or Traitor? A Story of International Intelligence Entanglements
18:00-19:00 Annual Membership Meeting ofthe IIHA
May 12, 2019
09:00-11:00 Panel VI: Intelligence, Diplomacy and Embassies
• Dina REZK, University of Reading, UK: The Unstable Watch Tower: America’s Cairo Embassy and the Egyptian Leadership
• Daniela RICHTEROVA,Brunel University, UK: Intelligence, Terrorism and Liaison: Middle Eastern embassies in the East Bloc
• Nikita SHAH, University of Warwick, UK: Beijing 1967: An Embassy in Flames
• Zakia SHIRAZ, University of Leicester, UK: Diplomats Under Siege: The M-19 and the Bogotá Embassy Takeover of 1980
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:30 Panel VII: Intelligence Today
• Samantha HOSSACK, University of Waterloo, Canada: « Failing in Transition: The Failure of the United States’ Intelligence System and its Effects on International Relations »
• Christopher NEHRING, University of Heidelberg, Germany& Constant HINJZEN, University of Leiden, The Netherland: Comparing the watchdogs – German and Dutch Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight
• Allen PETROBON, American University, USA: Journalist orIntelligence Agent? The finelinebetweenreportingthenewsandintelligencegatherings
• Pedro PONTE E SOUSA, New University ofLisbon, Portgual: Is there any Intelligence at all? Portuguese foreign policy, secrecy, the national interest, and transparency.
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Call for Papers: Young Researchers Forum
Organised by the Network of Junior Researchers in Intelligence History (NJRIH), the International Intelligence History Association (IIHA), and the German Spy Museum, Berlin.
The Network of Junior Researchers in Intelligence History (NJRIH), the International Intelligence History association (IIHA), and the German Spy Museum, Berlin, call for submissions to the Young Researchers Forum at the 2019 IIHA Annual Conference.
The NJRIH provides a forum for young scholars working in the field of intelligence studies to discuss their work with their peers as well as established scholars and researchers in the field. The annual conference of the IIHA will take part in Berlin, Germany, from May 10 to 12, 2019. During this conference, young scholars in the field of Intelligence Studies can present their current research – such as master theses or PhD projects. Participants are welcome to present their work in progress, give an overview of their project, discuss case studies with the group, or focus on methodological or theoretical uestions. There is no topical restriction, and we welcome contributions from different disciplines such as history, political science, cultural studies and science.
To have enough time for discussions, presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes.
Submission and deadline
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract of about 250 words by March 8, 2019. Your proposal should include a brief CV stating your academic background, your university affiliation, your research interests, and the current status of your project. We especially encourage young researchers who have little or no conference experience to participate and present their current research.
Please send all proposals to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptance notifications will go out by the end of March 2019.