Donald Trump and the Spectre of Russian Intelligence, featuring Dr. Christopher Andrew

November 07, 2017

Allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election have dominated news coverage of Donald Trump’s Presidency since his inauguration and show no signs of abating. Evidence of contact between members of the Trump campaign team and Russian officials continue to surface and have implicated members of the President’s immediate family. The appointment of a special prosecutor in the person of Robert Mueller following the firing of FBI Director James Comey has kept these allegations in the media.

To engage with these important issues, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies has partnered with SFU Public Square to present an event entitled "Donald Trump and the Spectre of Russian Intelligence" featuring Dr. Christopher Andrew, official historian of MI5. Dr. Andrew, an internationally renowned expert on espionage, will present a lecture on Russian intelligence operations, how they might have sought to influence the US presidential election, and assess the vulnerability of other western democracies, including our own. His lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with other experts on intelligence history and the media.

Event Details


Tuesday, November 7th, 7:00pm


Segal Building
500 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC

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Christopher Andrew

Dr. Christopher Andrew is an Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Cambridge University and a former President of Corpus Christi College. To date, he has written twelve books on British and Russian intelligence and is perhaps best known as the Official Historian of the UK Security Service (MI5). He has also been a frequent commentator and presenter for BBC Radio and TV. (Image: Keith Heppell)

We're pleased to be offerering this event in collaboration with our friends at SFU Public Square and with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.