TransConflict is pleased to recommend a course, entitled “Information and intelligence cooperation in multifunctional international operations”, organized by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), which includes a lecture by TransConflict Advisory Board member, Julian Harston.
The Folke Bernadotte Academy is pleased to confirm the March 2015 Information and Intelligence Cooperation in Multifunctional International Operations (IIC) course is now open for applications.
One of the longest running courses at the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Information and Intelligence Cooperation in Multifunctional International Operations course is being held for the 9th consecutive year next year on Sandö. The course is aimed at participants across the entire spectrum of international field environments including Civilian, UN, EU, Military, Police and NGO communities.
The primary aim of this course is to improve collective mission environment security and multifunctional effectiveness through developing and improving cooperation and controlled sharing of information and intelligence.
Participants will gain core knowledge and skills including foundation understanding of the nature of information/intelligence; how to build functioning field information networks; systems for collection; ‘open source intelligence’ (OSINT) and data mining skills; information security awareness; human psychology dynamics; cultural awareness; classification standards; basic analysis and strategies for controlled information dissemination.
Among the lecturers and mentors we are pleased to have confirmed are:
- Arno Reuser – Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) teacher/trainer and workshop organizer
- Karin Sharma – intercultural communication mentor
- Prof. Wilhelm Agrell – professor of social intelligence, Research Policy Institute, Lund University
- Julian Harston – former UNSRSG and retired as an Assistant Secretary General in the United Nations
- Dates: Sunday 8th March, 2015 until Mon 16 March, 2015.
- Please note that Monday 9th March – Sunday 15th March are full course days, with an optional farewell dinner on the final Sunday 15th March evening.
- The Sunday 8th March and Monday 16th March are reserved for traveling to and from the course centre at Sandö, Sweden; and there are no lectures planned on those dates.
- Last day for applications – 14 February, 2015