Cruise Ship Speakers

Espionage, Intelligence & Spying
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Mark Baldwin
Military & Intelligence History
WW2 Intelligence & Cryptography, U-Boats, Channel Islands
Coming from: Kidderminster,    UK
Few people aren't fascinated by the shadowy world of espionage, undercover work, and secret messages. Mark Baldwin, one of the country's leading speakers on WW2 codebreaking, has made a particular study of the secret side of the war, and has developed a series of well-illustrated and authoritative talks ranging from special agents and their equipment to the breaking of Germany's secret Enigma codes at Bletchley Park. In addition to his work on cruise ships, Dr Baldwin has given over 500 presentations, and 200 one-man theatre shows.

John Morrison
Defence Intelligence Specialist
Coming from: Canterbury,  Kent  UK
John Morrison joined the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS) in 1967 as a desk analyst. During his Ministry of Defence career he occupied a wide range of analytical and management positions. He attended the National Defence College in 1977 and the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1993. His DIS career culminated with his appointment as its senior civilian intelligence professional, serving four years as Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence and Head of the Defence Intelligence Analysis Staff. John took early retirement in 1999 he was selected by the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee to be its first Investigator, a position he held until 2004.

Paul Nutley
Art & Cultural Historian
BA, MSc, PhD
Coming from: Wincanton,  Somerset  UK
Dr Nutley is an accomplished cruise lecturer, and brings a wide knowledge of global history to the cruise destination and regions in which he delivers his lectures. His approach is to focus on the specific ports of call and their history; their strategic significance for the wider world; the influences these locations are likely to have had on Britain and the lives of the passengers to whom he presents. Paul offers a range of talks on History and culture; Spies, espionage and intelligence; and Creative writing.

William Parsons
Surveilance & Bugging
Coming from: Bishop's Stortford.,  Hertfordshire  UK
William worked for Ministry of Defence, on weapons and communications systems for surface vessels and nuclear submarines. He now operates in the private sector advising and training on information security and supplying Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (the finding of bugging devices), Technical Surveillance, services, equipment and training. His series of interesting talks cover surveillance, bugging and spying.

Robert (Bob) Wallace
Espionage and Intelligence
Coming from: Reston,  Virginia  USA
Robert Wallace, intelligence historian and consultant, is a former senior intelligence officer, with 32 years service in the Central Intelligence Agency. Following retirement from CIA, Wallace co-authored the best selling SPYCRAFT: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to al- Qaeda (2008) and founded Artemus Consulting Group, an international network of intelligence and security professionals. Wallace speaks and writes on intelligence, leadership and management topics.

Christopher West
History & Geography
Competitive Intelligence & Industrial Espionage
Coming from: Chipstead,  Surrey  UK
After graduating from the London School of Economics Chris had a career that spanned the oil industry, economic analysis market research and competitive intelligence. He founded and ran what became one of the largest providers of competitive intelligence in Europe. He has written and lectured extensively on marketing and competitive intelligence. As a consequence of his competitive intelligence activities, Chris became interested in industrial and commercial espionage, which is neither legal nor ethical. His talks deal with some fascinating international cases of espionage and theft.

Professor Jon A. Wiant
World Affairs, Intelligence & Military History
SES (Ret.), Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies
Coming from: Falls Church,  Virginia  USA
Jon Wiant is an authority on the intelligence and international affairs. His career spanned the Cold War and the global national security challenges that followed. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and the NSC Director for Intelligence Policy as well as senior positions at CIA and Defense. In retirement, this recipient of the Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal has taught at Washington universities. Cruise passengers will be intrigued by his talks on intelligence and international affairs.

John Wilcock
Archaeology, History, Science & Computing
MA(Oxon), BSc, PhD, CEng, FIET, FBCS, CITP
Coming from: Stafford,  Staffordshire  UK
Dr John Wilcock read Physics at Oxford University then worked for 7 years as an Engineer in the computer industry (1st and 2nd generations), before entering academia in 1969. He was one of the first world practitioners in Computer Archaeology (the application of computers to archaeological research). Categories include Archaeology, Egyptology, History, Computing, Espionage, Codes & ciphers, Science, Geology and Music. See full profile for suggested list of stand-alone and destination-based topics.