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Understanding Espionage and Intelligence

Intelligence is perhaps the least understood function of the U.S. government. This course examines the role of the espionage and intelligence in U.S. national security and foreign policy. Over the course of twelve 1.5-hour sessions, "Understanding Espionage and Intelligence" will illuminate the history of intelligence operations and the formation of the U.S. intelligence community; how in intelligence is collected, analyzed, and provided to U.S. policymakers and how effective oversight reconciles intelligence with the rule of law in a democratic society. Additional sessions will focus on challenges in counterintelligence, the discipline of protecting U.S. national security from hostile foreign intelligence activities; and the intelligence operations of America's strategic rivals and adversaries.

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1 section

  • Fall 2024

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2024
    • Date

      Sep 17 - Nov 26
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      11:30AM-1:00PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      10
    • Faculty

      TBA
    • Location

      Instructor Led