Meet our Team of Experts

This three-week summer program offers a unique opportunity to work with leading practitioners and academics from the security and intelligence communities around the globe.

Sir Richard Dearlove
Co-Chair
Former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service and current Director of the Cambridge Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies.
Professor Christopher Andrew
Co-Chair (on sabbatical)
Noted Historian and Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, and founder of the Intelligence Seminar at the University of Cambridge.
Professor Michael S. Goodman
Program Director & Lead Instructor
Professor of ‘Intelligence and International Affairs’ in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Defence Intelligence School.
Dr. David Gioe
Program Director & Lead Instructor (on sabbatical)
Dr. David Gioe is Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he also serves as the History Fellow for the Army Cyber Institute. Dr. Gioe spent over a decade working in the U.S. intelligence community, beginning with an appointment in 2001 as a Presidential Management Fellow in the FBI National Security Division. He then served in the CIA Counterterrorist Center before earning field certification as an operations officer. Dr. Gioe served multiple overseas tours as a case officer. He retains his commission as a Naval Reserve Intelligence Officer with service in the Office of Naval Intelligence and duty assignments in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Far East. His most recent position was Director of the Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Joint Analysis Center, RAF Molesworth, UK, where he also served as Adjunct Faculty for National Intelligence University. David earned his doctoral degree in politics and international studies at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and social science from Wheaton College, a master’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College Command and Staff program. He has twice published in “The National Interest” and has co-edited a volume on the Cuban Missile Crisis with Christopher Andrew and Len Scott.
Dr. Stefan Halper
Plenary Lecturer
Former White House Official and current Director of American Studies and foreign policy Scholar at University of Cambridge.
Mr. James Pavitt
Plenary Lecturer
Former Deputy Director of Operations and Chief of Counterproliferation for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Dr. Alan Dawson
Program Coordinator for CSi
Dr. Dawson is an Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College and a Partner in CSi.
Dr. Renad Mansour
Lead Instructor
Fellow at the Cambridge Security Initiative (CSi) at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Virginia McGovern
Instructor
Associate Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at Mount St. Mary’s University.