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Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE PhD is a Visiting Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. He spent 36 years in the Royal Navy as an aviator and warfare officer, notably in several operational sea commands, including a destroyer, an amphibious assault ship and the United Kingdom’s Amphibious Task Group, and five senior Ministry of Defence strategic development and policy appointments.
As well as sailing every sea, he experienced regular operational tours and combat operations in Northern Ireland, the Gulf and the Falklands, where he was decorated for his part in rescuing 16 SAS troopers from a glacier in South Georgia and for the detection and disabling of the Argentinian submarine SANTA FE.
Nowadays, he runs his own strategic forecasting company, advising governments, leading companies and banks about geo-political and strategic issues, future trends, disruptive technologies and systemic risk. I n addition to the maritime and defence sectors, he is an internationally recognized expert about all aspects of terrorism, criminality and illicit financial activity.
A regular broadcaster and commentator in UK national newspapers and various journals, he is an active author, most recently with the influential 'Super Highway: Sea Power in the 21st Century', and won the Maritime Foundation’s Maritime Media Award in 2015. He has a Masters’ degree in Modern History from Jesus College, Oxford and a PhD in Behavioural Psychology.
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