Life Member to present Intelligence Seminar on his experiences of the Taliban

Dr David Gosling, a Life Member of Clare Hall, will speak in a Faculty of History Intelligence Seminar this week, on the topic The Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Confrontation on the Pakistan Border.

The seminar is taking place on Friday 8 October from 5.30pm, and you can find all details at

About the speaker
During his principalship of Edwardes College, a university college in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, Dr David Gosling received a fatwa from the Taliban condemning him for promoting women's education. His previous academic work has been in scientific areas, and has included lecturing at Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellowship in Energy Studies at the East-West Center in Hawaii. He has been an intelligence asset for MI6 and is a Life Member and former Research Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge. He is the author of Frontier of Fear: Confronting the Taliban on Pakistan's Border (2016).

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