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Intelligence in Practice

POL 276
Washington, D.C.
Prof. Seth Cantey

This course examines the responsibilities of, and challenges faced by, the United States Intelligence Community (IC). Drawing on current literature and case studies, topics include intelligence collection and analysis, covert action, oversight and accountability, morality and spying, and counterintelligence. The third week of the course will be spent in and around Washington, DC, where we will visit the National Spy Museum and the National Cryptologic Museum, meet with current and past intelligence officials, and visit other venues of relevance.


Our Blogger: Chandler Wickers

Chandler Wickers is a first-year student from Portola Valley, California. She plans to pursue a major in global politics and a minor in film studies. Chandler is on the women’s soccer team, is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and volunteers with Lifestyle Information for Everyone–an organization that provides students with health information and resources. Fanatic about both food trucks and the San Francisco Giants, Chandler enjoys spending her free time lakeside, in the snow or wandering around national parks. The Intelligence in Practice class is perfect for Chandler because of her interest in international relations, and specifically the Middle East.

  • Class Year: 2018
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Hometown: Portola Valley, CA
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