2015 Global Intelligence Forum
The Dungarvan Conference
July 12th - 16th, 2015

Background

The Global Intelligence Forum is held biennially in Dungarvan, Ireland, and hosted by the Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., USA. In keeping with the university’s holistic and generalist approach to the field of intelligence, the 2015 conference aims to combine input from various disciplines to achieve a dialogue spanning the larger study of intelligence analysis while furthering partnerships in analysis around the globe.

 

The Theme

Intelligence-Informed Decision-Making to Build a More Secure Future

The Global Intelligence Forum continues down the path of intelligence innovation and discovery first begun in July 2010 with our exploration of the nature of analysis and its application in various intelligence professions. In 2011 and 2013, the discussion centered on the interaction between the intelligence analyst/practitioner and the decision-maker. In July 2015, we continue to build bridges between practitioners and scholars in the fields of public health, hospitality/food security, higher education and intelligence-related professions.  We will bring best practices in 21st century intelligence and data management to the examination of what leaders in the public and private sectors require to make more effective decisions.

 

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In the terrorist attacks at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and last week in Paris, two sets of brothers were instrumental in perpetrating the carnage. In both cases, the siblings had become radicalized, and at least one in each pair was believed to have had training from a terrorist organization. “I believe what we are seeing is an evolution of terrorist tactics,” former U.S. Secret Service Director Lewis Merletti told the Global Intelligence Forum. “These are lone-wolf operations where there’s very little chance of our intelligence agencies picking up on what’s about to happen. We’re dealing with families, in this case with brothers; and they are difficult targets for intelligence.” Read More »
Posted on January 19th, 2015, 12:41 PM
The West Waterford region on Ireland's southeast coast is a favorite among the Irish for its idyllic beaches, picturesque villages and sprawling green fields blanketed with sheep. Now the area, an hour’s drive east from Cork, is fast becoming known for its epicurean culture, which includes new high-quality restaurants and food purveyors. Read More »
Posted on January 19th, 2015, 12:35 PM