About The Global Intel Forum

As one of the U.S.’ thought leaders on intelligence analysis, and an innovative research institution on intelligence analysis best practices, Mercyhurst University has embarked on a number of outreach initiatives to capture best practices in the intelligence community. Toward that end, Mercyhurst hosts an annual forum in Dungarvan, Ireland, focusing on key intelligence issues from a global perspective.

The Third Annual Global Intelligence Forum

The Park Hotel
County Waterford, Ireland
+353 58 42899

2013 Theme

Preparing Intelligence Analysts for the 21st Century

The Global Intelligence Forum intends to continue down the  path of intelligence  innovation and discovery we embarked on in July 2010. Then, we began by exploring the nature of analysis and its application in various intelligence professions. Later, in 2011,  we discussed the interaction between the intelligence analyst/practitioner and the decision-maker. In July 2013 we hope to continue to build bridges between practitioners and scholars within intelligence related professions, and discuss emerging 21st century intelligence best practices.  

This year’s forum will center on the greater shift the intelligence analysis field must make to account for a changing world. Panelists and contributors from the national security, law enforcement, business and academic communities will discuss the emerging trends and the necessary steps intelligence practitioners must take to address 21st century problems.




Dress at the Global Intelligence Forum is business casual attire unless otherwise indicated on the agenda. Forum name badges must be worn at all times throughout the event in order to gain admission to all sessions, meals and functions.

Press Policy 

Members of the press or media wishing to attend the Global Intelligence Forum as a participant must request advance approval by contacting Deborah Morton, dmorton@mercyhurst.edu +1.814.490.6569 prior to completing the online registration form.

Upon arrival at the forum, all media will be required to certify that they are attending as a member of the press or media. Those members of the media attending as a participant, not as a member of the media, will be required to certify they are not attending as a member of the press nor will they disseminate any of the content discussed or presented during the conference via any media form (including, but not limited to, print/electronic newspapers/journals/blogs/forums) without the expressed prior approval of the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies.

All attendees will be required to submit a business card and may be asked to present photographic identification upon arrival to the forum. 

Delegate Cancellations & Transfer

Registration cancellation requests received in writing on or prior to June 7, 2013, will qualify for a refund, less a 15% administration fee. No refund will be given on cancellation requests received after this date. Should the original delegate be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge; in this case, please contact Michelle Henderson to update the participant registration details. Any cancellation or substitution requests should be made to Michelle Henderson at +1.814.824.2131 or mhenderson@mercyhurst.edu.

Event Cancellations

In the unlikely event of the forum cancellation for any reason, neither IISMU, its affiliated entities, nor its employees, accepts responsibility for travel and/or accommodation costs or consequential losses incurred by prospective delegates as a result of any such cancellation. IISMU recommends that prospective delegates arrange appropriate insurance coverage.

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News and Announcements

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GIF Panelist, James Emerson Radio Interview
James Emerson, COO of Internet Crimes Group, Inc. and 2013 Global Intelligence Forum panelist, was interviewed by Ireland Radio station WLR FM.   Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:35 AM
Day Three: Europol chief Rob Wainwright calls for ‘greater international information-sharing’
Speaking Wednesday, July 10, at the Global Intelligence Forum in Dungarvan, County Waterford, Europol Director Rob Wainwright urged greater international information-sharing, calling it vital to building an enduring front against security threats. Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM