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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…

Dr. Bachner to Present at Predictive Analytics World Conference

Dr. Jennifer Bachner, Director of the MS and Certificate in Government Analytics, will be presenting her report Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics at the Predictive Analytics World conference in Washington, DC on September 16. The conference, which runs from September 15-18, will feature “case studies of how government agencies are currently using 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…

Leithauser Named Chair of Writing, Science Writing, & Communication Programs

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Johns Hopkins has announced the appointment of a new academic chair of the MA in Writing Program, the two Science Writing Programs, and the MA in Communication Program: Writer Brad Leithauser, professor and Director of Graduate Education in The Writing Seminars, became chair on July 1. He oversees the academic efforts of the four programs, read more…

Podcast: The Rise and Fall of Intelligence

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Mark Stout, Director of the MA in Global Security Studies and the Certificate in National Security Studies, sits down with Dr. Michael Warner of our faculty to talk about his new book The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security History (Georgetown University Press, 2014). They discuss the development of intelligence over time, from read more…