On Friday, April 10, former U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer and TIME magazine correspondent John Wilhelm moderated a panel discussion entitled “British Patriot or Soviet Spy? Clarifying A Major Cold War Mystery” at The Institute of World Politics. The panel examined whether former MI5 Director General, Sir Roger Hollis, was or was not a Soviet agent.
To analyze this question, the panel used argument maps created by Paul Monk, Ph.D., an expert in argument mapping and co-founder of van Gelder and Monk Pty Ltd. (formerly Austhink), a critical-thinking skills consulting firm. Dr. Monk and Mr. Wilhelm also co-authored a more detailed analysis of the case of Roger Hollis and chronology of relevant events, which can be found here:
Speakers on the panel included:
- Raymond J. Batvinis, Ph.D: retired FBI Supervisory Agent, IWP professor of counterintelligence history, and author of The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence.
- David L. Charney, M.D: consulting psychiatrist to the U. S. intelligence community, expert on the psychology of the “insider spy,” and Medical Director at the Roundhouse Square Counseling Center.
- Harvey Klehr, Ph.D: intelligence historian, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History at Emory University, and co-author of Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America.
- Charles R. Twardy, Ph.D: Research Assistant Professor at C4I Center at George Mason University.
During the event, videos of Paul Monk analyzing certain argument maps were followed by remarks by panelists. Videos of the event can be found here or below.
Photo above: John Wilhelm, Harvey Klehr, Raymond J. Batvinis, and Charles Twardy.
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