Below are several events that may be of interest to intelligence scholars.

March 10, 2020

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Call for Papers: Mercyhurst Intelligence Community Forum 2020

Brecourt Academic and Mercyhurst’s Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences are hosting the second annual Intelligence Community Forum (ICF) from June 16-18, 2020. The ICF 2020 will bring together a wide variety of international intelligence professionals and scholars.


Paper proposal topics may include, but are not limited to:

• National Intelligence
• Business Intelligence
• Cyberwarfare
• Cyber Security
• Military Intelligence
• Indicators and Warnings
• Intelligence and Alliance Politics
• Inter-Agency Cooperation
• Science & Technology
• Multi-National Intelligence Sharing
• Intelligence and Security Studies
• History of Intelligence
• Intelligence and Diplomacy
• Industrial Mobilization
• Intelligence Methods and Data Analysis
• Intelligence and Assymetric Warfare
• Problems of Intelligence Analysis in Early Post-War Planning
• Intelligence and Peacekeeping

Paper proposals must be submitted by 10 March 2020 and include a 200 words or less one-paragraph abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae. Panel proposals are welcome and should include a brief description of the panel's theme. Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to Sharon von Maier.

November 28, 2019

International Centre for Defence and Security

The Ninth "Need to Know" Conference

The International Centre for Defence and Security is hosting "Need to Know IX: Intelligence and major political change" in Tallinn, Estonia, from November 28-29, 2019.

February 11, 2020

The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, February 11-12, 2020

Are there limits to intelligence collection in support of national security? Where, if at all, does a free and open society provide the limits of surveillance with civil liberties? Civil liberties are a founding tenet of democracy, but at what cost? How does a country balance collective security with individual rights? Recently, a Federal Court ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock the cellphone of a terrorist, but company officials would oppose that order, citing concerns over the privacy rights of all Americans.


This 2-day inter-disciplinary conference will examine the legal, ethical, social, economic, historical and political aspects of the United States government’s ability to protect its citizens in an era that warfare has no societal or personal boundaries.

The conference will be held February 11-12, 2020 on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

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