The latest round of applications for the Intelligence and National Security Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowship Program is now open! Deadline to apply is Friday, August 3rd, 2018. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
Do you need an elective for the fall 2018 semester? INSS 5312 is available and can be applied for both your INSS electives and the Open Source Intelligence Certificate.
Dr. Valero conducted two-day workshop last week examining “Propaganda, Psychological and Influence Operations” at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain
Dr. Coulthart presented a co-authored paper on border security at a workshop on “wicked” and complex policy problems hosted by the International Public Policy Association at the University of Pittsburgh.
The National Security Studies Institute held its annual colloquium on June 19-20. This year’s them was “Intelligence in the Non-English Speaking World.” Here is the video link with KTSM: https://app.meltwater.com/mwTransition/…
Dr. Ruben Arcos from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain conducted a simulation exercise on June 18 with INSS students examining the raw intelligence about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Rangel Int’l Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is Now Welcoming Applications! The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program at www.rangelprogram.org!
Just a friendly reminder, we are only a couple days away from the Annual National Security Colloquium!!!
As you know, the CIA has several available Student Program opportunities for all students, which may be found on
https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities . These include Undergraduate & Graduate Internship & Co-op opportunities. We recommend students apply a year before their ideal start date & we accept applications year-round since Internships are in the Summer and Co-op tours are in the Fall/Spring. The application window for these programs has been open since February & will close on 31 Jul 18.
We have received all the nominations for the SINS 2018-2019 election. The nominees are listed in alphabetical order by position. President: Victoria Breshears, Shawn Naegele, Patrick Perez Vice President: Shawn Naegele, Elizabeth Olivas, Secretary: Brandon Flores, Tonantzin Lozano, Mark Riusech, Treasurer: Brandon Flores, Destiny Olivas. In order to vote, you will need to follow the this link: https://minetracker.utep.edu/submitter/election/start/185926
Registration is now live for the Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fair scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018. Registration can be accessed at ICVirtualFair.com.
Students if you are interested in a summer elective to fulfill your INSS interdisciplinary electives, please sign up for this course.
Don’t miss our Annual National Security Colloquium on June 19-20 in Blumberg Auditorium from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Leading intelligence and security experts from across the country and abroad will present their research. Free admission! All are welcome!
Are you interested in becoming part of our Students in Intelligence and National Security Student (SINS) Organization? SINS is hosting officer nominations for this upcoming academic year.
Just a friendly reminder. The deadline for the annual IAFIE essay competition is fast approaching—May 31. Please consider making a submission based on your INSS coursework. We have some excellent prizes! An award winning essay would be a valuable line on your resume.
Dr. Coulthart is providing instruction this week to the inaugural class of the 2018 Texas Intelligence Academy in Washington D.C. The academy brings together top undergraduate students from across the University of Texas System interested in Intelligence Community careers.
The Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group at Wells Fargo/Financial Crimes Risk Management is seeking an Intelligence Analyst to join their team. This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Applicants can apply here: https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/careers/.
Victoria Breshears, INSS graduate student, spent the Spring 2018 semester in Tajikistan studying Farsi and Tajik with support from a Fulbright award and IC CAE funding.
Dr. Coulthart is assisting with the first annual Texas Intelligence Academy (TIA) sponsored by UT Austin’s Intelligence Studies Project and the Texas National Security Network. Tonight the TIA hosted a special conversation with former CIA Director John Brennan.
Congratulations to Victoria Breshears and Susana Moreno, INSS graduate students, for receiving ASIS-El Paso Scholarships valued at $2,000!
INSS students are participating in OSINT Pathfinder training provided by Reuser’s Information Services this week, May 15-17.
Dr. Coulthart has been awarded $41,000 by the Texas National Security Network Excellence Fund to pursue his research project, “Big Data on the Border: A Case Study of Artificial Intelligence in U.S.-Mexico Border Security.” The project will examine the opportunities and limitations of artificial intelligence in 21st century border security and draw upon extensive field research as well as interviews with public and private sector stakeholders.
The Institute for Leadership and Strategic Studies, the College of Arts and Letter, and the UNG Press are pleased to announce a symposium on Leadership in a Complex World: Private Military Security Companies' Influence on International Security and Foreign Policy. The symposium will contribute to the scholarly discussion of this increasingly complex and important issue. U.S or international scholars, graduate, and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for papers or posters on topics related to the theme.
Congratulations to Tyler Herrera (Political Science/INSS) and Victor Hurtado (Art History/INSS) upon receiving “Top Ten Senior” awards on May 4!