After meeting rigorous academic requirements, four of our students have applied and been accepted to attend the Cambridge Security Initiative’s (CSiInternational Security and Intelligence Program and Conference. Cambridge University, one of the highest ranked in the world, partners with the Department of War Studies at King’s College in London to host this four-week university-level program, which aims to provide those with an academic or professional interest in intelligence and contemporary threats with a unique opportunity to work with leading practitioners and academics from the security and intelligence worlds. Our students received the DMGS International Security and Intelligence Scholarship at Cambridge University based upon academic merit and through the sponsorship of our Intelligence Program.

The conference, chaired by Sir Richard Dearlove (formerly head of MI6, Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service) and convened by Professor Michael Goodman and Dr. David Gieoe, of Cambridge’s International Security and Intelligence Program (ISI), “will consider the claims of state secrecy, the threat of nuclear proliferation, of cyber attack, of terrorism, the problems generated by the demand for regional security and the security challenges of revolutions and governing diversity. . . . Understanding these perspectives, what intelligence can achieve, but also its limitations, are major Programme and Conference themes.”

DMGS students who have met our academic requirements will also have the opportunity to attend the Global Horizons 2018: The Oxford Analytica Conference being held on September 19-21, 2018, and featuring Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland and current Vice President of the European Investment Bank. Opportunities such as CSi’s Intelligence Program and Conference and The Oxford Analytica Conference are regularly made available to our students as we seek to help prepare the next generation of leaders, scholars, and practitioners to develop actionable solutions to global and domestic security challenges.