Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Grad Courses In Nonproliferation Analysis, Leadership In Intel Offered Online This Summer (Mercyhurst.edu)

We are offering two new, online, graduate level courses this summer: Nonproliferation Analysis and Contemporary Leadership In Intelligence. Both courses are filling rapidly but currently have a few slots left. The courses will start 6 JUN and will run through 12 AUG.

If you already know you are interested, you can contact Linda Bremmer, who administers all our online offerings, at lbremmer@mercyhurst.edu.  If you want a bit more info, read on!

Although these courses are part of our Master of Science in Applied Intelligence program, both courses are also open to other qualified individuals. US citizenship is not required and it is not necessary to be enrolled in another Mercyhurst program. All students who successfully complete the classes receive 3 (fully transferable) graduate credits, so participants must have a prior undergraduate degree to enroll.

The leadership course will examine organizational leadership in the context of intelligence organizations and units. Students will explore leadership styles, principles, and models, in addition to developing a personal sense of how to lead groups and how to lead change within an intelligence organization.

Taught by the director of our graduate program, Dawn Wozneak (a former FBI analyst), the course will also examine contemporary issues and ethical challenges facing intelligence leaders, particularly how leadership decisions impact organizations, staff, morale, and public perceptions of intelligence organizations.

The Nonproliferation Analysis course will be taught by Kimberly Gilligan, currently with the Global Nuclear Security Technology Division, International Safeguards Group, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

This course was specifically designed for analysts and other interested people who do not specialize in non-proliferation issues but want/need some background in this area.

Topics will include the nuclear fuel cycle, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Additional Protocol, safeguards (including an overview of verification techniques and the use of open-source information), export control, proliferation incentives (and disincentives), nonproliferation trends, and nuclear terrorism. Two case studies will explore the nuclear black market and proliferation.

If you are interested now, contact Linda Bremmer, who can answer any additional questions, at lbremmer@mercyhurst.edu.

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