International Security and Intelligence (ISI) is a program offered at Mount St. Mary’s University in association with the Cambridge Security initiative (CSi). This 3-week, highly competitive summer course runs from July 18-Aug 5, 2016.
Through the lens of professional practitioners of the craft, and academics closely involved in the world of intelligence, students will explore the role of the intelligence and security agencies in a democratic society, applying the enduring principles of intelligence and security to cutting-edge problems.
The 2016 program is being offered in the United States for the first time, exclusively at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. Attendees range from undergraduate students to seasoned professionals, and everyone experiences the same mix of lectures, seminars and social activities. The aim is to offer an experience of teaching and learning which is very similar to that offered at the University of Cambridge.
"ISI was a really great learning experience. The exposure to the different officials and scholars, and the one-on-one time with the professor leading our small groups was extremely valuable. Further, as a Junior it was very helpful to have more of a graduate (student) approach to doing research. I conducted interviews for my paper, and got first hand experience collecting primary source data. The program was very well structured and supported - it really was a highlight in my college career."