“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will to host a Directors’ Lunch with Richard Dearlove on Friday, December 7th in the Belfer Center Library (L369)
Sir Richard Dearlove served as Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) from August 1999 until his retirement in July 2004. Prior to his position as Chief, he was the Assistant Chief and the Director of Operations. As Director of Finance, Administration and Personnel he also oversaw the move of SIS into its Headquarter Building at Vauxhall Cross in 1994. He is a career intelligence officer of thirty-eight years standing and has served in Nairobi, Prague, Paris, Geneva and Washington as well as in a number of key London-based posts.
Sir Richard took up the Mastership of Pembroke College Cambridge in of October 2004.
He is also a trustee of Kent School, Connecticut, Honorary Fellow of Queens’ College Cambridge, a member of the International Advisory Board of AIG, senior Adviser to the Monitor Group and Chairman of Ascot Underwriting.
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