Dishonesty Uncovered: Thinking about thinking - Overcoming cognitive bias

When: Tuesday 22 June 2021Time: 15:00 - 16:00 BST

Overcoming cognitive bias to get to the truth.

Successful intelligence work relies on the ability to identify deception, but analysts must first overcome the impact of their own cognitive biases.

In our first Dishonesty Uncovered event, we will examine cognitive bias and the challenges it and other factors pose to obtaining truthful evidence.

Join us in conversation with John Taylor as he discusses tradecraft techniques used in the intelligence community to overcome cognitive biases and encourage truth-telling, and consider how these might be applied in the legal profession and wider business arena.

John joined the UK Foreign Office in 1971, focusing initially on the Soviet Union before broadening out to work on terrorism and in HR, including as head of training. Since 2001 he has run his own company, training intelligence and security services around the world. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London.

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