SOURCE: Mount Saint Mary's University

Mount Saint Mary's University

April 18, 2016 14:44 ET

Former British Intelligence Service Brings Security and Intelligence Program to U.S.

Mount St. Mary's University Partners With Cambridge Security Initiative

EMMITSBURG, MD --(Marketwired - April 18, 2016) - Mount St. Mary's University partners with the Cambridge Security Initiative (CSi) to bring international security and intelligence experts to campus as part of a program founded at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK.

International Security and Intelligence (ISI): Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Intelligence and Contemporary Threats is being offered for the first time in the United States, exclusively at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The program was first developed as an academic experience held at the University of Cambridge and now, though slightly adapted to meet the needs of international student travelers, maintains the same standards of academic rigor as the original program held in Cambridge, England.

"The CSi team brings many years of experience organizing and teaching international programs based out of the UK, with a specific focus on the needs of U.S. students and the schools that sent them," said CSi Program Coordinator Alan Dawson. "Although this is our first U.S. based venture, we are confident that the CSi-Mount St. Mary's University relationship will bring together a range of unique skills and prove both positive and creative to all concerned."

The ISI program aims to provide a unique link between the worlds of business, government and academia. With unmatched expertise in security and intelligence issues, CSi integrates long-term historical trends with the experience of security professionals to deliver prescient analysis of current and future threats to a range of clients.

"This is a one of a kind learning experience and we are honored to work together with this group of high caliber, intelligence experts," said Mount St. Mary's University Acting President Karl Einolf. "We are thrilled to be the first to host CSi and its program in the U.S."

This three-week summer program offers a unique opportunity to work with leading practitioners and academics from the security and intelligence communities around the globe, including Sir Richard Dearlove KCMG, OBE, former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service and former Master of Pembroke College Cambridge and Professor Michael S. Goodman, Professor of 'Intelligence and International Affairs' in the Department of War Studies, King's College London and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Defense Intelligence School. 

The competitive ISI Program is designed for rising juniors and seniors seeking a degree in security and intelligence, computer science, foreign policy and/or criminal justice, but is open to students in all majors, to graduate students and to non-degree seeking professionals.

The program begins on July 18 through August 5, 2016 and includes excursion trips into Washington D.C., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland. For more information please visit: http://isi.msmary.edu.

Mount St. Mary's University is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university in historic Emmitsburg, Maryland, just north of Washington D.C. with a satellite campus in Frederick, Maryland's second largest city. It is committed to education in the service of truth; seeking to cultivate a community of learners formed by faith, engaged in discovery and empowered for leadership. The undergraduate university is divided into four schools: the College of Liberal Arts, the Richard J. Bolte School of Business, the School of Education & Human Services, and the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. The university has more than 40 majors, minors, concentrations and special programs, including bachelor's/master's combinations in partnership with other universities.

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