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Wed 22 Jan 2014, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 29 Jan 2014, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 5 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 12 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Wed 19 Feb 2014, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full Price: $130.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Traditionally, the New Zealand public has viewed the country’s security and intelligence services with deep suspicion. The belief that these agencies are a tool of external interests cannot be lightly dismissed. Arguably, since 9/11, security changes have seen New Zealand absorbed into a transnational intelligence and security system.

This course presents a critical history of intelligence gathering in New Zealand from the creation of the Special Intelligence Bureau in 1941 to the present day, and will generate debate about the historical and future roles of intelligence activity in New Zealand.

Presenter David Burke is a Resident Scholar at the Stout Research Centre at Victoria University where he is researching a book on the New Zealand intelligence and security services. As a member of the University of Cambridge’s Intelligence Research Seminar, Dr Burke has worked on intelligence history since 1999. His book on the atomic bomb spy Melita Norwood, The Spy who Came in from the Co-op: The Ending of Cold War Espionage in Britain (2008), was based on in-depth interviews with Norwood.

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