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Ole Miss Center for Intelligence and Security Studies prepares its students to enter the growing intelligence workforce. Read the story...
Participants get taste of life as an analyst and opportunities to talk with professionals.Read the story...
News coverage from the Clarion Ledger. Read the story...
Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States Intelligence Community (IC) has undergone an extensive overhaul. Introduction to Intelligence Studies�provides a comprehensive overview of intelligence and security issues, defining critical terms, and reviewing the history of intelligence as practiced in the United States.
New book by Dr Jensen, Dr. McElreath, and Mrs. Graves. Read more�
In September, students from The University of Mississippi’s Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS) competed at the Five Eyes Analytical Workshop sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency. CISS Students took first place. Read full article�
CISS receives an honor that places the University of Mississippi among select prestigious universities. Read full article�
OXFORD, Miss. � For students in the University of Mississippi’s competitive Intelligence and Security Studies minor, activities such as networking with leaders of the intelligence community, participating in professional conferences and assisting local police in active investigations are the norm. Read full story...
OXFORD, Miss. � The complex thinking patterns behind dictatorships, suicide terrorism and other irrational choices are examined in a new book co-edited by research center directors at the University of Mississippi and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Read More�
Center Director Carl Jensen appeared in a panel discussion recently at the University of Mississippi's Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics to discuss the changes and challenges to journalists triggered by the terrorist attacks 10 years ago.
Ten years ago, the American public by and large had no idea who Al-Qaeda was and what their hatred of the Western world propel them to do. That all changed instantly on the morning of 9-11-2001.
MPB�s Sandra Knispel takes a look at how U.S.-focused terrorism has changed in the last decade. Read article on Mississippi Public Broadcasting�
MPB's Sandra Knispel interviews Matthew Hall, Associate Professor of Law, who teaches Intelligence Communications at the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. Audio recording.
MPB's Sandra Knispel discusses 9/11 with J. W. Ledbetter, director of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, as well as Carl Jensen, director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. Audio recording.
OXFORD, Miss. � A series of fictional terrorist attacks against the United States and Israel was foiled by a group of University of Mississippi students working through a recent intelligence case study. The exercise was a means for them to become familiar with the analytic process of producing intelligence information.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and David Koger, formerly of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, participated in the exercise. Other notable guests included representatives present from several agencies, including the Defense Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Dr. Jensen, Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, provides background on Cold War-Era Vienna.
During the Cold War, American spies in the heart of Europe were collecting valuable information about the Soviet Union. MPB�s Sandra Knispel tells the remarkable story of a former CIA spy, who as a young woman was posted to Vienna, and now lives around the corner from her in Oxford. Read the entire article.
You already know that intelligence is vital to national security. But here�s something you may not know. The National Security Agency (NSA) is the only agency charged with generating intelligence from foreign signals and protecting U.S. systems from prying eyes.
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Our distinguished fall speaker is Dr. Mark Lowenthal. Many of ISS students will remember him as the author of the textbook for ISS 125, Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy. He will speak at 7 pm on Nov. 4 in the Johnson Commons Ballroom.
The School of Applied Sciences adopted an honor code for students, faculty and staff of the school in Spring 2010. Click here to read the code.
Find a rare copy of our short-lived newsletter, the Intelligence Briefing:
Volume 1, Issue 1 (September 2010)
Study intelligence and criminology in the United Kingdom, led by the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. The program takes place throughout the UK with the first two weeks spent in London, York, and Edinburgh and the remainder of the program at Alnwick Castle in Alnwick, England.
The University of Mississippi’s Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS) and the London School of Economics’ Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CNSS) were pleased to host the second Beyond Rationality Workshop.
We have started publishing our guest speaker series on iTunes U. You can download and play these events on your iPod Touch or iPhone. Launch CISS iTunes U.
Presented by Jim Ludes, National Security Project (May 4, 2010).
A lecture by Dr. Robin Robinson, Department of Health and Human Services
Wednesday, April 28
Bryant Hall, Room 209
The UM Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS) and the London School of Economics� Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CNSS) present the second Beyond Rationality Workshop, which will be held on the campus of The University of Mississippi. Beyond Rationality II aims to continue the exploration of the meaning of ideas related to rationality in discussions of contemporary problems such as economic decisions, the recruitment of jihadists, terrorism, the banking crisis, risk assessment, conflict resolution, and the climate change debate.
The Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, the Croft Institute for International Studies, and the Department of Political Science will offer a lecture by national security and intelligence experts Gregory F. Treverton, Ph.D., and Wilhelm Agrell, Ph.D., entitled �National Intelligence: Art or Science?�. The lecture takes place on April 15 at 7:00 pm in the Johnson Commons Ballroom.
Chair of the Law Faculty at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
April 7, 2010 at
7:00 pm in Farley Hall, Room 202.
The Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, the School of Law, and the Department of Legal Studies will co-sponsor a lecture by Captain Glenn Sulmasy, Professor of Law at the US Coast Guard Academy, entitled �Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: Trying Alleged Terrorists in U.S. Courts�. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm in Farley Hall, Room 202. Captain Sulmasy is a judge advocate and an expert in national security law. He publishes and lectures widely on the law of armed conflict, international law, and national security matters. He is also the author of a recent book, �The National Security Court System: A Natural Evolution of Justice in an Age of Terror� which will be offered for sale prior to and following Captain Sulmasy�s lecture. Light refreshments will be served.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Bureau of Intelligence and Research
March 8, 2010 at
7:00 pm in Farley Hall, Room 202.
Ambassador John Dinger of the U.S. Department of State will present a
lecture entitled "The Foreign Policy of Countering Terrorism". The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, the Croft Institute for International Studies, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, and the Department of Legal Studies. Light refreshments will be provided.
John Dinger assumed his duties as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department�s Bureau for Intelligence and Research in December 2006. Prior to his current position he was Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from October 2005. Other recent assignments include Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism responsible for operations from 2003 to 2005 and Ambassador to Mongolia 2000 to 2003. Dinger is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the personal rank of Minister Counselor.
Earlier in his career, Ambassador Dinger was Minister Counselor and Consul General in the American Embassy in Tokyo, a Member of the State Department�s Senior Seminar, Director of the State Department's Office of Press Relations, Deputy Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs, and a National Security Fellow at Stanford University�s Hoover Institution. He also served in Johannesburg, Sapporo, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Rio de Janeiro and London.
The United States Intelligence Community is seeking a culturally diverse, technically savvy workforce for exciting careers in a number of fields. Register now!
Of interest: Security Jam is a free online conference where thousands of representatives and experts from around the world will provide input into security strategies and analysis of threats to international peace.
You need a .mil or .edu email to register. Register here: http://www.eyecone.com/sda/
The Center for Intelligence and Security Studies is not affiliated in any way with Security Jam or its organizers.
November 17, 2009
National Clandestine Service careers offer fast-paced, varied work environments that will challenge you to find innovative solutions to complex problems, to travel internationally, and to use existing or new language skills in ways that will make a positive difference to you, your family, and your country.
Learn more about the November 17th visit.
The Department of Legal Studies and The Center for Intelligence and Security Studies presents:
NGA Today: Moving Beyond Mapping to Promote Safety, Stability and Security in the U.S. and Abroad by Dr. Meredith Krause, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Thursday, October 15, 2009
7:00 pm in Farley, Room 202
Dr Bill Lawhead, Chair of the Philosophy Department, presented a talk about the "ways in which the same data can be accommodated to different conflicting hypotheses by reinterpreting it or introducing different assumptions." The tool of choice was a case study of the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.
Ernie Hickson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosivesvisited the CISS to present his program to the students. Mr Hickson also met with students from the UM campus, and described life as an ATF agent.
Dr Debra Young, Associate Dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, visited the CISS to discuss scholarship opportunities. The opportunities under consideration included the Truman, Goldwater, Udall, Fulbrite, Gates, awards, among others. The discussion revolved around how to produce a memoral personal statement.
The 2009 cohort orientation for the CISS involved having students "work through a fictional case as a way to become familiar with the analytic process of gathering intelligence information. The case involved the kidnapping of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai�s daughter from the U.S. city where she was enrolled in college. (In actuality, Karzai does not have a daughter who is college age or studying in the United States.)" Read the full news story.
Paul Rowlett visited the center to demonstrate i2 Analyst's Notebook, one of the premier software packages used for intelligence and law-enforcement work.
CISS staff attended the International Association For Intelligence Educators in Maryland.
Senator Roger Wicker visited the Center on Monday, April 13 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the CISS's new building.
Mike Hale of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will be at the Center to talk about internship opportunities with DIA. 5:00 pm Monday, April 13, 2009.
Rusty Fleming, creator of the new documentary "Drug Wars: Silver or Lead", discusses his 3-year study of Mexican drug cartels and the violence exploding throughout Mexico. Read more.
We will have an FBI agent from the Jackson, Mississippi office to speak about working for the FBI tomorrow at the Center, 1:30 pm. We'll meet in the student lounge.
Lori Malone of the CIA presented to the CISS and Croft Institute about careers in the National Clandestine Service.