University of Southern California

Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism

Date: March 11, 2013

The Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism at the University of Southern California (USC) is a unique course designed to challenge international counter-terrorism leaders and enhance their analysis, coordination, and response capabilities to the evolving terrorism threat. The program is structured specifically for public sector professionals and policymakers and employs an interdisciplinary academic and experiential learning environment.

Participants will strengthen their cross-functional skills through immersion in key issues and best practices presented by world-class research and public policy experts in counter-terrorism. In addition, the program fosters academic, professional, and personal development amidst a diverse group of peers from across the country and around the world.

The program is a six day course that will be held July 28, 2013 - August 2, 2013.

Application Process
Applications are due no later than June 1, 2013. The online application requires submission of a statement of professional interest and a letter of endorsement from the candidate's employer or government agency. Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged as space is limited.

2013 Timeline
June 1 ..... Applications Due
June 28 .... Deadline to Accept and Payment is Due
July 28 ... Program Start

Admission Requirements
Public sector executives are encouraged to apply. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. A Bachelor's degree and proficiency in written and spoken English are required.

Applying to this program requires online application submission to include a letter of endorsement from the candidate's employer on appropriate agency letterhead.

Program Goals
The CREATE Summer Executive Program has two high impact goals. It is intended to (1) institute best practices in counterterrorism problem solving and (2) facilitate and enable informed networking of public and private officials for homeland security success.

Instructed by academic, research and governmental experts from around the world, each of the one-day program modules in the Executive Program offers contemporary lectures, interactive problem solving focused discussions and site visits on selected topics related to detection, deterrence and preparedness for counter-terrorism events. The program modules are aligned with the divisions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.

Program Fee
The program fee for the six-day course is $5,000. This fee covers tuition, materials, accommodations and meals (breakfast, lunch and two scheduled dinners). For Los Angeles area residents not requiring lodging, the fee is $4,500.

USC Viterbi School of Engineering continuing education units are available for this program upon request. They are not degree credits, but may be utilized for career advancement depending upon participants' agency requirements.

Established in 2004, CREATE is an interdisciplinary national research center based at the University of Southern California in the Price School of Policy and the Viterbi School of Engineering and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Center is focused on risk and economic analysis of terrorism and disasters.

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