Carnegie Mellon University

Executive Short Courses 

Executive education is one of the ways in which IPS works with government and military leaders. Through innovative one-day courses for defense, diplomatic, and intelligence leaders, IPS facilitates introductions between government leaders and the Carnegie Mellon University faculty. The result is a heightened understanding among faculty and academic administrators of military and intelligence priorities as well as the creation of an intellectual support network for government officials. These introductions also lead to new collaborations between government officials and academe. 

Each one-day course includes insights derived from CMU research that are relevant to cybersecurity. The interdisciplinary nature of the courses makes them pertinent to discussions covering a range of national security crises and threats. The cohort of attendees in each course includes officials from throughout the federal government. Thus, in addition to developing a network with faculty members and researchers, course participants meet counterparts in government who have similar national security responsibilities. Furthermore, each course includes a keynote presentation provided by a national thought leader on practical applications of topics covered in the course.

Since 2015, IPS has offered several one-day executive short courses. Courses do not offer academic credit or certification. Please contact us if you and/or your organization are interested in participating in a future executive short course.

September 2020 US Special Operations Command Short Course
July 2020 Defense Intelligence Agency Short Course
July 2019 Executive Short Course on Emerging and Disruptive Threats
April 2019 Executive Short Course on AI, in partnership with CMU AI
November 2018 Executive Short Course on AI
May 2018 A Primer on the AI and Cybersecurity Landscape in 2018, and What May Come Next: Technology, Ethics, and Policy
July 2017 Advances in AI and Security between 2016 and 2019: What You Need to Know
Fall 2016 Executive Short Course on Risk, Network Analysis, and Geopolitics
Spring 2016 Executive Short Course on Risk, Decision Science, and Network Analysis
Fall 2015

Executive Short Course on Risk