This round-table discussion will provide new insights, from recently declassified and still closed records, into the history of British intelligence in the Cold War. At a time when western governments appear to be facing a new Cold War with Russia, this seminar, by leading experts, will throw new light on Britain’s Cold War efforts after 1945 and Soviet intelligence operations. It will also provide a host of policy-relevant lessons for governments and intelligence communities today.

Calder Walton "The Spectre of Russian Espionage: Recent Revelations from MI5 Archives"

Calder Walton is an Ernest May Fellow at the Kennedy School, where he is writing a book on the history of intelligence and superpowers. He is a general editor of the multi-volume Cambridge History of Intelligence, to be published by Cambridge University Press. His first book, Empire of Secrets. British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire(Harper-Press 2013), won the Longman History-Today Book of the Year Award 2013. For six years while pursuing a PhD and Junior Research Fellowship at Cambridge University, Calder was a lead researcher on Christopher Andrew's unprecedented authorized centenary history of the British Security Service (MI5), The Defence of the Realm (Penguin 2009). He is also a qualified Barrister and has worked on several high-profile litigation cases involving defense and security matters.

Michael Goodman “The British Joint Intelligence Committee and revelations from the closed archives"

Michael S Goodman is Professor of Intelligence and International Affairs in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. He is also Visiting Research Professor at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence School, Oslo. For the last decade he has been on partial attachment to the British Cabinet Office where he has been writing the Official History of the Joint Intelligence Committee (Two Volumes).

Huw Dylan “British Deception in the early Cold War”

Huw Dylan is a Senior Lecturer in Intelligence and International Security at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. His research is focused on British intelligence in the Cold War, and his book Defence Intelligence and the Cold War. Britain's Joint Intelligence Bureau 1945-1964 was published in Autumn 2014 with Oxford University Press.