Prof. Dr. phil. Gert. R. Polli

On November 29, the students of our American Studies program attended the lecture «IntelligenceSecurity Services and Counterterrorism» delivered by Gert-R. Polli, Prof. Dr. phil., UACU Honorary Professor.
The lecture provided insights into topics like state security policy, anti-terrorism and counter-espionage, the current threat level and the role of the media. The scope of issues critically examined and discussed also included industrial espionage – the strategies of the intelligence services, security agencies, Internet service providers and global corporations influencing our commercial enterprises, controlling and manipulating our private and personal data.
Gert-R. Polli, Prof. Dr. phil., is an organization and government security and strategy expert with more than 30 years of experience in civil, military, intelligence and diplomatic environment as well as in other public and private sectors, having worked, inter alia, as Head of Corporate Security at Siemens AG and the Austrian government as Head of Intelligence for more than 6 years. Dr. Polli is an expert in the field of Threat Analysis related to current and future political and security challenges in Europe. In this capacity he is well known and respected in public and media.
He was working and living in conflict zones like IraqSyriaPakistan and was resident in Turkey until September 2016. Mid 2017 Dr. Polli has published a well-received book on European Security & Intelligence issues, and is frequently guest on TV and other media to comment on policy and security related topics.