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Mercenaries at Sea? Private Anti-Piracy Contractors Today

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Private military contractors — what some people call “mercenaries” — are controversial on land. But what happens when they go to sea? On October 2, 2014, the Global Security Studies program hosted John-Clark Levin, co-author of Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security, to discuss this topic. He described the ways read more…

Student’s Perspective on Master of Liberal Arts Degree

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In January, the Master of Liberal Arts program will begin offering classes at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Classes will be held in the evenings and on Saturdays. Students may also choose to complete some of their coursework at the Homewood campus in Baltimore. The Montgomery County Campus Hopkins Happenings Newsletter recently interviewed a read more…

Lessons for Ebola from Malaria’s History

If the U.S. spent more money on disease prevention and less on vaccines and drugs, everyone in the world would benefit, says Karen Masterson, an adjunct faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program. Masterson is author of The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure (NAL – Penguin), read more…

Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria

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Mark Stout sat down recently with Dr. Peter Neumann, Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College in London who also teaches “Radicalization and Deradicalization in Terror Networks” for us. The subject was Dr. Neumann’s research into the foreign fighters who go to Iraq and Syria to fight as part read more…

Building a Curriculum for Bioentrepreneurs by Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer

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Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer, Director of the Enterprise & Regulatory Science Programs at the Johns Hopkins Center for Biotechnology Education, recently published “Building a curriculum for bioentrepreneurs” in Nature Biotechnology. According to the publisher, “Bioentrepreneur is Nature Biotechnology‘s portal dedicated to scientists interested in commercializing their research.”  Dr. Langer’s article presents the Johns Hopkins degree, read more…

New MLA Course Taught by Former Maryland State Archivist

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The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts program is offering a new course this fall taught by Dr. Edward Papenfuse. Dr. Papenfuse was the Maryland State Archivist for 38 years. He retired last year and developed the course, “In the Rockets’ Red Glare: Citizen, Slave, Soldier, Sailor, and the Nearly Forgotten Faces of Baltimore in read more…

Master of Liberal Arts Program to Offer Classes in Montgomery County

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Author: Ellen Poltilove From Jerusalem to Graceland. Nature and the American Imagination. Literature and the Healing Arts. Those course titles are a sampling of the classes in the Master’s of Liberal Arts degree program, which, for the first time, will be offered at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. The master’s of liberal arts read more…

Our Judgments — Of a New World in the Making

  What is a world crisis? Why study it? “Ashen Truths: Tracking and Bounding World Crisis” is a collegial attempt — by 10 Master’s students and a teacher — to frame a problem. That problem is the periodic coming apart and subsidence of large human systems. These periodic crises are well attested in history, but read more…

JHU Odyssey Fall Catalog Now Available Online

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The JHU Odyssey Program is pleased and excited to invite you to peruse our Fall 2014 Odyssey course offerings! Click here to easily view and download our entire Fall Catalog. Whatever your interests, Odyssey offers more than 50 noncredit courses, lectures, and workshops. For more information or assistance, or to register by phone, call 410-516-8516. read more…