The MIT Security Studies Program is again sponsoring three summer courses this year. If you know someone who may be interested in one or more of these topics please let them know about this announcement. All of the sessions are at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts.
17.40S MILITARY INNOVATION: TECHNOLOGY, STRATEGY AND THE SECURITY FUTURE July 19-23, 2004
In a security environment that promises increasing stress, the United States seeks to gain advantage by utilizing its significant technological and organizational strengths. The course, taught by the faculty of the MIT Security Studies Program and other experts, examines the opportunities for significant innovation in all aspects of warfare. The sources of likely conflict and the system requirements that may generate are also explored. The sessions involve discussion of service, joint, and coalition based solutions.
17.50S PROMOTING INNOVATION: THE DYNAMICS OF TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONS July 12-15, 2004
Both public and private organizations are concerned with keeping pace with a fast changing environment. This usually requires a constant effort to be innovative. Yet attempts to innovate are usually disruptive, cause internal dissention, and often fail. This course, taught by MIT affiliates, explores organizational strategies that can sustain significant innovation. The focus is on the environmental and internal incentives for change. Comparisons between public and private experience and successful and failed innovations are examined.
17.60S COMBATING BIOTERRORISM: THE ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSE
July 19-21, 2004
The threat of bioterrorism requires a coordinated response that challenges the ability of public and private organizations to cooperate under stress. This course examines the various institutional and professional obstacles to cooperation and strategies to overcome them. The course, taught by MIT Security Studies Program affiliates and public health experts, reviews the historical experience and outlines the policy alternatives.
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