Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Summer Abroad: Australia & New Zealand: Intelligence Analysis and Five Eyes Intelligence Cooperation

We are excited about this program and we're working with our partners at Macquarie University in Sydney and Massey University in Wellington to put together an excellent schedule of events! First, we'll begin online from the US focusing on US intelligence systems, organizations, and processes. Then we'll look at what we can learn from Canada and the UK when it comes to intelligence. Two weeks in, we'll pack up and meet in Sydney to study--in person---the Australian systems and the societal facets that shape their intelligence system. After about a week, we head to Wellington, New Zealand to round out the 5th member of the Five-Eyes Intelligence Alliance. While in country we'll meet with academics and members of the intelligence communities to better understand these foreign systems and the importance or influence of this high level alliance on their intelligence community and national security. We'll also take in the sights of New Zealand and Australia when we have free time!

The program is designed to be scalable depending on your background knowledge as a student. This course is offered at the graduate and undergraduate level together, but we are confident that the topics discussed will be accessible to students of all levels as long as they are interested in learning more about the course topics.

More specifics on the program--like dates, costs, specific activities we're currently working on, and how to apply can be found here.

We hope to see you in Australia!