Espionage, Whistleblowing, & the Modern Age of Global Security with Mark Stout

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The current political landscape is dominated by talk of surveillance, espionage, whistleblowing, data breaches, and more. It’s a challenging time for political leaders, business executives, and IT security managers. It’s also an exciting time for those who study the impact of these events, such as students in the Global Security Studies Program and Certificate in National Security Studies.

Both programs feature curricula that challenge students to analyze the 21st century security environment and develop the essential skills to help shape the American response.

Led by director Dr. Mark Stout, a former intelligence analyst with the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and the CIA, the programs bring educational rigor and real-world experience to the classroom. Dr. Stout is also leading the charge to expand course offerings in each program so that students are faced with the latest global security challenges. Since his directorship began, Dr. Stout has added several new classes, including ones focusing on cybersecurity.

They include:

Global Security Podcast

Dr. Stout produces and writes the Global Security Podcast featured on the JHU AAP website. The Podcast features interviews with some of the most important people in the industry.

Upcoming Engagements

An influential and in-demand speaker, Dr. Stout recently was featured on Ray Suarez’ show “Inside Story” on Al Jazeera America.

This spring, he will be featured at the following speaking engagements:

  • On March 7, he spoke on “The Snowden Case in Historical Context” at the International Society of Barristers annual convention in Maui, Hawaii.
  • On March 18, he presented “Supporting the ‘First Customer’: The CIA and US Presidents from Truman to Obama” at the Western University, in London, Ontario, Canada.
  • On March 27, he will deliver a paper entitled “The Roots of American Intelligence Culture in World War I” and participate in a roundtable on the Oscar-winning film Argo at the International Studies Association Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • On April 4, he will give a paper entitled “The Birth of Modern American Military Intelligence in 1918” at the Society for Military History Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO.
  • On May 7, he will give a paper entitled The “Other” CIA: John Grombach, Secrecy and American Post-War Intelligence” at the Spy Chiefs: Intelligence Leaders in History, Culture and International Relations conference hosted by Warwick University at its facility in Venice, Italy.