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Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 101

Spy School Workshop

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How good are you in a crisis? To survive in the world of an intelligence analyst, you must be able to quickly gather the facts, determine what’s relevant, find patterns, and make critical connections, and you must not forget to check your ego and biases at the door.

That’s what you’ll need to do in this dynamic workshop led by Randy Pherson, the CIA’s former National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Latin America, recipient of the CIA’s Career Intelligence Medal and founder of the Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence. As you grapple with a real intelligence case about a US nuclear scientist who may have transferred secrets to the Chinese to assist in the development of their nuclear program, you’ll go through the same process as an intelligence analyst, evaluating incoming information and questioning your own preconceptions and assumptions under a looming deadline.

Learn how analysts employ Structured Analytic Techniques to avoid cognitive pitfalls and spur creative thinking. And ultimately find out whether your analysis would have helped to defuse a crisis or fuel a foreign policy disaster.

Space is limited to only 30 participants – advance registration required!

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