Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling Presents First-Hand Account of U.S. Leaders’ Response to 9/11

University of Mississippi presents free lecture on crisis leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling was the only military officer serving as a liaison between the Situation Room, the vice president and the National Military Command Center. Darling wrote “24 Hours inside the President’s Bunker: 9-11-01 The White House” (iUniverse, 2010), which details his experiencesRead the story …

National Intelligence Center Named Center of Academic Excellence

Honor places UM among select prestigious universities, provides federal funding

OXFORD, Miss. – It usually takes at least a decade for an academic program to earn recognition for excellence from a nationally acknowledged organization, but the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at the University of Mississippi has managed to accomplish that feat in less than half that time. The Director of National Intelligence recentlyRead the story …

UM Professor Honored for Developing Model Program in Intelligence Studies

OXFORD, Miss. – For students in the University of Mississippi’s competitive Intelligence and Security Studies minor, activities such as networking with leaders of the intelligence community, participating in professional conferences and assisting local police in active investigations are the norm. It’s hands-on teaching methods like these that earned ISS and legal studies professor Carl JensenRead the story …

Intelligence and Security Studies Students Recognized for Excellence, Achievements

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Dawn Miller, a University of Mississippi student from Clinton, is the recipient of the inaugural John H. Napier III Intelligence Prize awarded by the UM Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. The prize is to be awarded annually to a graduating senior who has successfully completed the Intelligence and Security StudiesRead the story …

CISS and London University Directors Co-Edit Book

OXFORD, Miss. – The complex thinking patterns behind dictatorships, suicide terrorism and other irrational choices are examined in a new book co-edited by research center directors at the University of Mississippi and the London School of Economics and Political Science. In “Beyond Rationality: Contemporary Issues” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), scholars from a variety of disciplinesRead the story …

MPB: Ten Years After 9-11: How Much Safer?

Ten years ago, the American public by and large had no idea who Al-Qaeda was and what their hatred of the Western world propel them to do. That all changed instantly on the morning of 9-11-2001. MPB’s Sandra Knispel takes a look at how U.S.-focused terrorism has changed in the last decade. Listen to theRead the story …

Case of Terrorist Attacks Focus Of Intelligence Center Students

  OXFORD, Miss. – A fictional planned series of terrorist attacks against the United States was foiled in part by a group of University of Mississippi students working through a recent intelligence case study.

Ambassador John Dinger Visits UM For Public Lecture, Class Presentation

  OXFORD, Miss. – Ambassador John Dinger of the U.S. State Department plans to discuss national security and terrorism issues Monday (March 8) at the University of Mississippi.

Software Gifts to Center for Intelligence and Security Studies Provide Competitive Edge for Students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students hoping to one day fight terrorism or organized crime will have a competitive edge in the job market, thanks to software gifts from two leading corporations in the intelligence software industry.

Former FBI Psychologist to Provide Insight into National Intelligence Agency

OXFORD, Miss. – Geospatial intelligence has been used to pinpoint terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, assess the devastation following the Samoan Island tsunami and safeguard such events as the recent presidential inauguration and Super Bowl. Meredith Krause