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Join KISG for an exclusive talk about the story of Oleg Gordievsky

About this event

Few cases of Cold War espionage are more fascinating than the story of Oleg Gordievsky, a Soviet intelligence officer who was appointed head of the KGB Residency in London while spying for Britain in the early 1980s. His recruitment, intelligence and eventual exfiltration from the USSR was a notable success for the SIS.

At this event, John Taylor will offer some impressions about the impact of Humint and the role of psychology and security in case handling. He will use the Gordievsky case as a reference. John has worked in the intelligence and security sector for nearly 50 years, more recently as a trainer and advisor to overseas agencies. He has written several books and papers with psychologists including: Bad Apples: Identify, Prevent & Manage Negative Behavior at Work and Revealed: Using Remote Personality Profiling to Influence, Negotiate and Motivate (both written with Adrian Furnham) .

This event will be subject to Chatham House rules. Guests are asked to provide their full names when registering and arrive from 5pm on the day, with the talk due to start at 5.30pm.