The Research Centre for Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems was created in 2005 through an academic agreement between the Spanish National Intelligence Centre (CNI) and the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC).
Its aim is to create and foster a culture of Intelligence in the Spanish society, both in the fields of the Public Administration and the private sector, to impulse intelligence as an essential factor in the competitiveness of businesses and in the good public performance.
The Research Centre forms an independent and open academic forum, directed to education and formation, research and the elaboration of competitive intelligence analysis.
In a more complex and interconnected world, the intelligence analysis is applied in research, development of new technologies and innovation. Being able to take decisions with the lowest possible level of uncertainty, both in the institutional and business field or any other area, will allow for us to be more competitive, generate growth, wealth and employment.
With a distinguished international vocation as a distinguishing mark, the Research Centre counts for its programmes and activities with the participation of the best international experts in this field and maintains a network of relations with organizations and academic institutions in Spain, the United States, Europe and Latin America.
Research Centre for Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems
Dr. Fernando Velasco
Doctor in Philosophy and Graduate in Moral Sciences
Doctor in Philosophy and Graduate in Moral Sciences.
Professor of Moral Philosophy and Director of the Research Centre for Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems.
Codirector of the Master’s Degree in Intelligence Analyst and Editor in Chief of The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs, follower of the Intelligence and Security. Journal of Analysis and Foresight (Inteligencia y seguridad: Revista de análisis y prospectiva).
Coeditor of Intelligence Studies: Responses for Democratic Governance (2014) (Estudios en Inteligencia: respuestas para la gobernanza democrática), Intelligence Culture: An Element for Reflexion and International Collaboration (2012) (Cultura de Inteligencia: un elemento para la reflexión y la colaboración internacional), and Intelligence as a Cientific Discipline (2010) (Inteligencia como disciplina científica).
Susana Cuena Parejo
Graduate in Political Sciences and Public Administration
Graduate in Political Sciences and Public Administration specialised in Political Analysis by the University Complutense of Madrid.
Graduate in Gender Equality by the Rey Juan Carlos University Madrid.
She has developed a professional career, both in the private and public sector, mainly as Project Manager in the National sphere in Telecommunication firms and as Director of Research in local entities.