A lecture by Gordon Corera, Security Correspondent, BBC News.
Gordon Corera will look at the evolution of British intelligence and particularly MI6 from the end of World War Two to the present - examining where fact meets fiction. He will draw on individual stories to look at how MI6 has undergone a dramatic transformation from a gung-ho, amateurish organisation to its modern, no less controversial, incarnation.
Gordon Corera is a Security Correspondent for BBC News. In that role he covers counter-terrorism and international security issues for BBC TV, Radio and Online. He joined the BBC in 1997 and became a Security Correspondent in June 2004. He has reported from across the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East for the BBC, including covering Iraq before and after the 2003 war, Guantanamo Bay, the September 11th attacks and the Madrid and London bombings. He has also presented a number of radio programmes focusing on British and foreign intelligence agencies including SIS, MI5, GCHQ, the CIA and Mossad. He is the author of Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity and the Rise and Fall of the AQ Khan Network (Oxford University Press: September 2006) and The Art of Betrayal - Life and Death in the British Secret Service (Weidenfeld and Nicolson: August 2011). He was educated at Oxford University and Harvard Graduate School.
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