Twelfth IAFIE Conference

Breda, Netherlands
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Twelfth IAFIE Conference
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016

Castle of Breda
Keizerstraat 5

Breda, Netherlands 4811 BB

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In recent years, there has been a growth in academic intelligence studies outside the traditional Anglosphere. In Europe, the study of intelligence has sprung up, enabling the establishment of a European Chapter of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) in early 2015. In a combined annual conference of both IAFIE and its European chapter the central question will be whether there is ground for a common type of intelligence research and intelligence teaching throughout the world, and to what extent national or regional specificities influence the study and teaching of intelligence. Practitioners and scholars from North America, Europe and beyond are invited to address common issues and discuss recent and foreseeable developments in the practice and the teaching of intelligence. Now that a host of scholars and practitioners outside the Anglosphere has become involved in intelligence education, a demand for teaching materials that do justice to the peculiarities of their own intelligence systems is needed. The question may be posed whether the Anglophone intelligence systems and studies should be the model or whether they are unique when compared to the rest of the world. In a world that is confronted with transnational security risks, in which diversely composed coalitions of nations collaborate to counter threats, it is important to get an insight into the different ways nations think about, train and practice intelligence. With a variety of keynote speakers and a broad array of panels, the IAFIE conference intends to further explore these questions and provide the beginning of an answer to them, thereby contributing to both the public understanding of intelligence and the quality of intelligence teaching and practice.


The venue will be the Netherlands Military Academy, which is situated at the so-called Castle of Breda, The Netherlands, conveniently located between major cities like Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium (see:

A pre-conference dinner on June 22 will be followed by a two-day conference with 6 keynote speakers and no less than 24 workshops, where presentations will be given on both new developments in intelligence and (new) ways of teaching intelligence. As this will be IAFIE’s first annual conference outside North America, the international turnout, not only from Europe, but also from Africa, Asia and Oceania, is expected to be great. It is therefore recommended to register at the earliest opportunity. More information about this will soon become available. For the moment, save the date in your agendas and take notice that there will also be an interesting partner program during the two days of the conference. During the conference, food and beverages will be provided for as well as transfers from designated hotels, which will offer reduced conference rates.

The conference will host an opening reception on the evening of Wednesday, 22 June followed by two and one half days of speakers, panels and presentations.  The cost of the event will be $250 for members, $400 for non-members and $100 for students. The conference agenda will be posted here and on as items are firmed up. 

Please check out the tab for Pre-Conference Workshops offered by Globalytica. You can get the information on their site>>>


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