Sunday, 2 October 2011

Workshop: Interrogation in War and Conflict, Reading, 29 November 2011

This looks very very interesting: may be of particular interest to MA students planning to take the Translating History unit next year.

A Workshop supported by the Leverhulme Major Research Programme 'The Liberal Way of War'

Professor Hilary Footitt and Dr Simona Tobia, will be holding a one-day workshop on Tuesday, 29
November 2011, at the University of Reading. The event is free but registration is obligatory. There is more information here.


09.00 - Coffee
09.15 – Welcome – Alan Cromartie
09.30 – 11.10 Military interrogation: the questioning of enemies
Chair: Heather Jones, LSE
• Keynote: David Burrill, Former Deputy Director Intelligence Corps, and Chief of Staff
Intelligence and Security Centre of the UK Armed Forces.
‘British and American Military Interrogation from 1939 to 1983 - Lessons at Risk’
• Franziska Heimburger, EHESS, Paris
‘Carrot or stick - French interpreters treading a fine line in obtaining information from German prisoners of war during the First World War’
• Huw Bennett, King’s College
‘British interrogations during the Mau Mau Emergency, 1952-56’
11.10 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Forensic interrogation and international justice
Chair: Nigel Rodley, Univeristy of Essex
• Alice Zago, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
‘Modalities of Questioning Witnesses and Victims at the International Criminal Court’
• Louise Askew, University of Nottingham
‘A perceived neutrality: an English woman's experience of interpreting during suspect interviews at the ICTY’
• Matt Pollard, University of Essex
‘Coercive interrogation in the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals’
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 16.10 ‘HumInt’: interrogation, intelligence and security
Chair: Philip Murphy, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
• Keynote: Christopher Andrew, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
‘Interrogating spies and debriefing defectors. Some conclusions based on my research as official historian of MI5 and unofficial historian of the KGB’
• Simona Tobia, University of Reading
‘The British way to Humint in the Second World War: the case of CSDIC’
• Tomas Bouska, Charles University Prague, Political Prisoners Project
‘Czechoslovak Show Trials. Interrogation of former Political Prisoners between 1948-1953’.
• Kristyna Buskova, University of Nottingham, Political Prisoners Project
‘Life-long psychological consequences of Stalinist interrogation for the Czechoslovak ex-political prisoners from the 1950s’

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