University of Leicester

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HeadquartersLeicester, UK
A UK University which signed an MOU with the Institute for Statecraft

The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England. The university had an income of £323.1 million in 2019/20, of which £57 million was from research grants.[1]

The university received media attention for the invention of genetic fingerprinting, and for contributing to the discovery and identification of the remains of King Richard III.[2]

Institute for Statecraft

At least three members of the Institute for Statecraft attended the University of Leicester. Robert Dover, another member, worked as Associate Professor in Intelligence and Security in the School of History, Politics and International Relations,[3] which signed an MOU with the IFS, according to their now defunct website:

““Following discussions in Leicester and London, the School of History, Politics and International Relations has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute for Statecraft, an independent body dedicated to refreshing the practice of statecraft, improving governance and enhancing national security. Head of School, Dr George Lewis, said “This development is yet another example of the skill and standing of colleagues involved in our Distance Learning programmes, and is further recognition of the School's strengths in teaching, research and research-led teaching in the field of international politics and security.” In warmly welcoming the collaboration, Chris Donnelly and Dan Lafayeedney, the founding (sic)[4] co-Directors of the Institute for Statecraft, stated that “it recognises the significant standing in which the Institute is held internationally by policy makers and decision takers of governments, development and security agencies, and private sector clients, and it reflects the unique blend of practice and authoritative research that the Institute’s Fellows and Associates are able to contribute”. Building upon the University’s links with UNITAR and both party’s links with NATO, this Memorandum of Understanding demonstrates the potential for the University of Leicester and the Institute for Statecraft to collaborate, share experience and develop opportunities that will have a direct impact on national and international policy-making.”
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Employee on Wikispooks

Robert DoverAssociate Professor in Intelligence and Security


Alumni on Wikispooks

Eduard AbrahamyanArmenianAcademicInstitute for Statecraft, whose PhD supervisor was also a Institute for Statecraft member.
Simon Bracey-LaneUKSpook
Deep state operative
A "highly improbable left wing firebrand" who worked for the Institute for Statecraft and whom they denied was a spook.
Jyrki Katainen14 October 1971FinlandPoliticianTriple Bilderberger Finnish PM and favorite of the financial system. Wants neutral Finland to join NATO. Later EU Commissioner.
Norman Lamb16 September 1957Politician
David Martin26 August 1954UKEconomistSpooky MEP
Rob McCuskerUKAcademicAcademic interested in corruption and trans-national crime. Senior fellow within the Governance and Integrity Group of the Institute for Statecraft.
Michael McGowan19 May 1940UKJournalist