How to survive a crisis: lessons in resilience and avoiding disaster

How to survive a crisis: lessons in resilience and avoiding disaster

How to survive a crisis: lessons in resilience and avoiding disaster

event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 4.30pm - 5.30pm BST
event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 4.30pm - 5.30pm BST
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In-person | Free
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Colleges
Location: 
The McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi | View details

Professor Sir David Omand GCB, Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies, King's College, London, and Honorary Fellow at Corpus Christi College, will draw on his experience in defence, security, and intelligence, including as Director of GCHQ and UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, as he discusses how to detect a looming crisis and extinguish it (or at least survive it with minimum loss).

As laid out in his new book, 'How to Survive a Crisis', Professor Sir David will speak from his own experience of crisis in government as well as historic examples such as Chernobyl, 9/11, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Wanna Cry ransomware cyberattack. Following many remarkable years at the top of the security and intelligence world, he will offer a unique insight into how the latest intelligence strategies can help us survive the multiplying crises of the future, as well as allow us to spot them early and lessen their devastating consequences.

Speaker

Professor Sir David Omand GCB (Corpus Christi 1966)

Professor Sir David Omand

Professor Sir Daivd Omand was the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, responsible to the Prime Minister for the professional health of theintelligence community, national counter-terrorism strategy and "homeland security". He served for seven years on the Joint Intelligence Committee. He wasPermanent Secretary of the Home Office from 1997 to 2000, and before that Director of GCHQ.

A Cambridge University graduate in economics, he also has an honorary Doctorate from Birmingham University and a degree in Mathematics and TheoreticalPhysics from the Open University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

Booking information

Capacity: 
80

Location

The McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi
Cambridge
CB2 3QN
United Kingdom

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