Intelligence and oversight in a world of complex threats

Wed 17 Oct 2018
Time: 14:00 Location: NUPI Language: English Available seats: 4
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Ian Leigh and Njord Wegge present their new book on the challenges intelligence agencies and their oversight bodies are up against in a changing security environment.

Since the turn of the millennium, intelligence agencies have been operating in a tense and rapidly changing security environment. Terror threats have become more complex, such as those caused by the rise of Islamic State. The East-West climate has cooled following Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.  Moreover, the large-scale intelligence collection and intrusive surveillance practices revealed by Edward Snowden pose new challenges.

On 17 October, Professor in Law, Ian Leigh and Senior Research Fellow Njord Wegge (Eds.) will launch their new book: Intelligence Oversight in the Twenty-First Century. Accountability in a Changing World (Routledge, 2018).

The book addresses the impact of above factors on security and intelligence agencies in a range of countries, together with the challenges that they present for intelligence oversight bodies to adapt in response. With chapters surveying developments in Norway, Romania, the UK, Belgium, France, the USA, Canada and Germany, the coverage is varied, wide and up-to-date.

The presentation of the book will be followed by debate and comment from scholars and experts in the field.

Part 1: Presentation of the book “Intelligence Oversight in the Twenty-First Century. Accountability in a Changing World”

  • Moderator: Ingvild Bruce, Ph.D. candidate/Research Fellow, University of Oslo
  • Eldbjørg Løwer, Head of the Norwegian Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee (EOS-Committee)
  • Ian Leigh, Professor in Law, Durham University
  • Njord Wegge, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, NUPI

Part 2: Debate: How to ensure legitimacy in intelligence work in a world of great power-rivalry, terrorism and surveillance states?

  • Moderator: Ingvild Bruce, Ph.D. candidate/Research Fellow, University of Oslo
  • Genevieve Lester, De Serio Chair of Strategic Intelligence, US Army War College
  • Emil Bock Greve, Head of Secretariat, Danish Intelligence Oversight Board
  • Jon Fitje Hoffmann, Norwegian Police Security Service (PST)

The first part of the seminar will be live streamed on NUPI's YouTube-channel: