Sample Class: New Threats and Security Responses

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You’re invited to attend a virtual sample lecture for prospective students to learn more about the Schar School of Policy and Government and our graduate programs. Attendees will be provided with an application fee waiver for the Fall 2021 graduate application. The fall application deadline is July 15th.

Featuring: Distinguished Visiting Professor Andrew McCabe, Professor Louise Shelley, and Professor Ellen Laipson
Date: Wednesday, June 16, at 6:00 PM ET (Virtual Event)

Schar School faculty will discuss the shift away from a primary focus on international terrorist organizations to a growing concern about extremist threats within the United States—and how our national security system is organized to respond. Professor Louise Shelley, director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), and Professor Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBI, will lead the discussion, moderated by Professor Ellen Laipson, director of the Schar School's Master's in International Security program and former Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council.



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Professor Andrew McCabe currently teaches courses in national security and related topics. He was deputy director of the FBI from 2016-18 and currently serves as an intelligence analyst for CNN. He joins other distinguished faculty in the Schar School, including former CIA and NSA Director Michael V. Hayden; former Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council Ellen Laipson; and many others encompassing.

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Professor Louise Shelley, director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at the Schar School, is a leading expert on the relationship among terrorism, organized crime and corruption, as well as human trafficking, illicit financial flows, and money laundering. Her book, Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy is Threatening our Future, focusing on illicit trade, the new technology, and sustainability, was published with Princeton University Press in November 2018.

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Professor Ellen Laipson is director of the Schar School's Master's in International Security program and Center for Security Policy Studies. Following a distinguished 25-year career in government and as president and CEO of the Stimson Center, she serves on a number of academic and other non-governmental boards related to international security and diplomacy.