Mark Laity, Spooked: Spy Stories and the Loss of Trust

Time and date: Wednesday 18th of April, 5.30pm

Venue: Project room, 50 George Square

In this talk Mark will discuss our anxieties about secrecy and surveillance, and the contemporary climate of suspicion that dominates and undermines public discourse.

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Mark Laity Mark Laity is the Director of Communications at SHAPE, NATO’s Military HQ. From 2000, he was for four years the Special Adviser to the NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson, and NATO’s Deputy Spokesman. As BBC Defence Correspondent for 11 years, he reported from the frontlines of many wars including the break-up of Yugoslavia and the 1991 Gulf War.