What are the cold rules for national security? Professor Peter Hennessy on the notions of national security past and present. How Whitehall has dealt with it. How we might do it better in the future.
Professor the Lord Peter Hennessy
Peter Hennessy is Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary, University of London, and was recently elected a Fellow of the BritishAcademy. Before joining the Department in 1992, he was a journalist for twenty years with spells on The Times as a leader writer and Whitehall Correspondent, The Financial Times as its Lobby Correspondent at Westminster and The Economist. He was a regular presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme from 1987 to 1992. In 1986 he was a co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary British History. Professor Hennessey wasGresham Professor of Rhetoricbetween 1997 and 1997.