Kurt F. Jensen

Degrees:BA (Alberta), MA (Alberta), BLS (Alberta), MA (Boston University), PhD (Carleton)
Email:kurt.jensen@carleton.ca

Kurt Jensen spent 33 years in the Canadian diplomatic service with an additional three years of post-retirement part-time contracts. Dr. Jensen spent many years engaged in foreign intelligence matters, a subject he now teaches at Carleton. He is currently finishing a book on the Canadian intelligence community, another on the Hyde family, and about to begin one on the first Allied officer in World War I to successfully escape German capture.

Selected Significant Publications

“50 Years of Communications in DFAIT”, bout de papier. Forthcoming, late 2009.

Cautious Beginnings: Canadian Foreign Intelligence, 1939-1951 (UBC Press, 2008)

“Canadian Wartime Human Intelligence Collection: Intelligence Derived from Prisoners of War.” In Battleground Western Europe, eds., Beatrice de Graaf, Ben de Jong & Wies Platje. (Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis, 2007).

“Toward a Canadian Foreign Intelligence Service”, bout de papier, Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 21-23.

“Canada’s Foreign Intelligence Interview Program, 1953-90”, Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 2004.