Professor Christopher Andrew is founder and convenor of the Cambridge University Intelligence Seminar, Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Former President of Corpus Christi College, Official Historian of MI5 from 2003 to 2010, Chairman of the UK Study Group on Intelligence

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Is exposing Trump’s connection with Russian intelligence a mission impossible?

Espionage expert Christopher Andrew delves into Trump campaign and Russian intelligence probe

November 07, 2017

Allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have dominated news coverage of Donald Trump’s presidency since his inauguration. Recently, the FBI’s special counsel investigation, led by Robert Mueller, has elicited a guilty plea from former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos, and laid charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former campaign official Rick Gates. Evidence of contact between members of the Trump campaign team and Russian officials continues to surface and has even implicated members of the president’s immediate family.

To discuss the implications of these allegations, Simon Fraser University’ Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies and SFU Public Square will host Donald Trump and the Spectre of Russian Intelligence, featuring Christopher Andrew, official historian of MI5, on November 7, at SFU’s Segal School of Business in Vancouver from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Christopher Andrew is available to speak to:

  • Russian intelligence operations
  • How Russian intelligence operations might have sought to influence the U.S. presidential election
  • Assessing the vulnerability of other western democracies to Russian intelligence influence, including Canada

SFU Hellenic Studies professor James Horncastle can speak to the following topics:

  • How blatant the Russian involvement was through the internet and social media
  • The international implications of Mueller’s probe



  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


  • Segal School of Business
  • 500 Granville Street, Vancouver

To reach Christopher Andrew, please contact Ian Bryce.

Ian Bryce, University Communications, 604.773.8134,
James Horncastle, Hellenic Studies, 778.782.5886,