O’Neill in London

U.S. & U.K. National and Homeland Security
  • Professor Bill Foley
  • SPEA-V 482/582
  • 3 credit hours/3 weeks or 6 credit hours/6 weeks options
  • June 26 - July 15, 2022 or June 26 - August 5, 2022

This course offers an interdisciplinary approach to national security, homeland security, and Atlantic cooperation. It begins with a detailed look at the history of the U.K. then at national security strategy and counter-terrorism concerns such as ISIS, Iraq, and Syria. It places an emphasis on United States, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and European Union (EU) collaboration, discussing strategies from President Bush’s Global War on Terrorism through President Obama’s Global Counterinsurgency. The U.K.’s CONTEST plan is discussed regarding Atlantic cooperation. An emphasis is placed upon U.S. and U.K Intelligence, with key U.K. Intelligence Officials lecturing to the class. Blending National Security into Homeland Security, how the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) operates is also studied and compared to the U.K.’s COBRA plan, with key U.K. Homeland Security speakers.

This is an O’Neill International course adapted to be offered in an online format. Most course content will be available asynchronously, however some British guest lectures and U.K. guided tours will be occasionally held in a synchronous format from 9-11 a.m. Monday-Friday for the duration of the course. It is expected that students attend these sessions live, but they will be recorded and available for view asynchronously if students’ schedules do not permit in-person virtual attendance. All course content except those guest lectures/tours will be asynchronous. 

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