NSLC Program—Intelligence and National Security
Intelligence and National Security (1 or 2 credits)
Course Description: This course introduces the institutions and processes of the U.S. government responsible for managing intelligence and protecting national security. The course examines the role that intelligence plays in national security decision making, and explores the impact of institutional reform on the intelligence community and national security bureaucracy.
Professor: Korneliya Bachiyska is a fifth-year doctoral candidate at American University’s School of Public Affairs in comparative politics and international relations. She taught in the NSLC Intelligence and National Security in summer 2011 and summer 2012 and Introduction to Comparative Politics in fall 2011. She has just returned from a four-month trip in the Balkans, where she examined conflict dynamics in the region. She received a master’s degree in public affairs and international relations from the McCormack School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from the American University in Bulgaria. Before moving to Boston to complete her master’s degree, she was a columnist for Capital Weekly, a leading Bulgarian newspaper. Her research examines conflict management, violence prevention tools, early warning systems, and political risk analysis.