On September 22-23, 2011, the Harrisburg campus of Pennsylvania State University will be hosting a conference, Global Issues in Intelligence and Homeland Security: Challenges in a Changing World. The forum is the second annual edition of an exciting initiative in intelligence and homeland security studies, sponsored by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). In September 2009, Penn State was named an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE) by ODNI, joining 26 other colleges and universities in a mandate to prepare students for entry-level careers with government agencies. One of the grant’s components has provided for an intelligence community symposium. The first of these was held last year, focusing on strategy and policy implications of intelligence and information exchange in the domestic environment.
This year we hope to build on the success of that event by expanding our scope beyond immediate domestic concerns to a shared international perspective of common threats. The objectives of the forum are to promote a continued positive and constructive dialogue between the academic and government intelligence communities, allowing scholars to showcase their research while encouraging students to examine the needs, challenges, and benefits of serving in the intelligence field.
Below, please find the link to the registration web site for the symposium.