This is a call for papers and presentations for two events we are hosting this summer related to “Understanding and Improving Intelligence Analysis: Learning from Other Disciplines.” The events will be held 8 June and 13 July 2012 at Brunel University in London.
The purpose of these two events is to engage in a cross-disciplinary discussion about the value of learning from other fields to improve both the understanding and the practice of intelligence analysis. It will also create the network and infrastructure for an international consortium for the study of intelligence analysis.
The event on 8 June 2012 will be devoted to what we can learn from the comparison between intelligence analysis and journalism since both fields involve the acquisition, evaluation, and dissemination of information.
The event on 13 July 2012 will be devoted to explaining how practitioners in a wider set of non-intelligence fields overcome challenges in their respective domains, to include medicine, the social and behavioural sciences, history and historiography, anthropology and other disciplines engaged in ethnographic research, econometric forecasting, and legal reasoning.
We welcome paper and presentation proposals evaluating best practices for overcoming challenges in any non-intelligence field that are analogous to those that exist in the intelligence field, or compares/contrasts challenges in intelligence analysis to those faced by professionals in other disciplines.
To submit a proposal, send an email to Stephen Marrin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 18 March 2012 with:
(1) Name of author/presenter, affiliation/institution and contact information (email and phone); and
(2) Paper Title and Abstract (a brief 200-500 word overview of the paper/presentation)
Notifications of acceptances will be made on or before 1 April 2012.
Dr. Stephen Marrin
Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies
Department of Politics and History
Uxbridge (West London), England
Phone: +44 (0) 1895 267 864
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