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Professor of Politics, University of Buckingham

Anthony Glees MA MPhil DPhil (Oxford) is professor of Politics at the University of Buckingham and directs its Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS). With a full programme of research and teaching (some thirty students are currently taking its MA, MPhil and PhD programmes) BUCSIS is one of the largest such centres in Europe.

He was a student at St Catherine’s College, Oxford and then an associate and senior associate member of St Antony’s College. His previous full-time appointments were at the universities of Warwick and Brunel (where he was latterly professor of politics).

He has a specialist concern with Security and Intelligence issues and has written and lectured on aspects of the history of British intelligence, on the Stasi, on Islamism, on terrorism and counter-terrorism, on subversion in western democracies both today and in the past. He takes a particular interest in European Union and German affairs and contemporary history (on which he has also published extensively).

He is the author of six books (four of which are single authored), numerous chapters in books and scholarly articles. He is a member of the international advisory boards of the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism at Macquarie University, Australia, the Asia-Pacific Foundation in London, the Research Institute for European and American Studies in Athens, Greece and the Oxford Intelligence Group. Since 2002 he has been an expert consultant on security issues to the European Ideas Network, a think-tank attached to the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Intelligence and National Security and The Journal for Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism.

His work has received detailed and repeated attention from BBC TV and Radio (numerous outlets), ITN, Sky TV, CNN, Korean TV, Al-Jazeera and numerous radio networks in the USA, Canada, Germany and from Reuters, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and many other newspapers throughout the world.

Anthony Glees was the advisor to the War Crimes Inquiry in the Home Office (1988-90) and his work on the Stasi was debated in Parliament on 21 December 1999. He has also worked for the head of Current Affairs at BBC TV (1987-88). In January 2010 he was invited to give evidence to the All-Party Parliamentary Homeland Security Group. He has been invited to speak to expert audiences within the UK, the United States and the European Union (since 2001 he has been a senior security policy advisor to the EPP Parties in the European Parliament via the European Ideas Network, the EIN and visited many European nations in this capacity). In January 2010 he was appointed a professor of trust (Vertrauensdozent) by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.


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    Professor of Politics and director of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS). , University of Buckingham