CENS Seminar 1 by Sir Jonathan Evans, CENS Distinguished Visiting Fellow
The Evolving National Security Threat Landscape – What it means for Homeland Security
Sir Jonathan Evans
CENS Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Dress Code: Office Attire
FREE ADMISSION (by invitation only). However, please note that a no-show penalty fee of S$150 will be borne by registered participants who fail to attend. All registrations will be taken as confirmed unless otherwise notified. If you wish to cancel your registration please do so by Friday, 7 November 2014.
About the speaker:
Sir Jonathan Evans KCB is currently Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Financial System, Vulnerabilities Committee and Member of the Conduct & Values Committee at HSBC.Sir Jonathan was Director General of the British Security Service MI5 from 2007 to 2013. As head of MI5 he was one the British government’s principal advisors on national security threats including terrorism, cyber security and espionage and was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Security Council. He also led MI5’s work to ensure the security of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.In the course of a long career in MI5, Sir Jonathan worked as both an investigator and an operational officer on a variety of national security threats, specialising in counter-terrorism. He became the Director responsible for MI5’s International Counter-Terrorism work on 1 September 2001, ten days before 9/11.
What are the national security threats relevant to homeland security that we face today? Sir Jonathan Evans will present some observations on terrorism, cyber, organised crime and state threats. He will also discuss the Homeland Security response including: (a) institutional arrangements – including reflections on the UK experience; (b) legal authorities; (c) community and political consent; (d) public/private sector contributions; (e) domestic and foreign policy dimensions; and (e) international collaboration.
For invitation inquiries please contact:
Ms Yvonne Lee
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