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Book provides insight into the role of intelligence

Photo of book cover:The Role of Intelligence in Ending the War in Bosnia in 1995

A collection of papers presented at the conference is now available.
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Being the change on the other side of the globe

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ISAT Geographic Science professor finds unique way to aid those in need in Cambodia.
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Opening eyes and opening doors
Why going abroad can give you a leg up in your career.


Will it happen again?
Can a deeper understanding of past national decision making provide a clearer perspective for our present and future actions?


Understanding the human element
Her Madison Experience convinced international relations major Shevy Chaganti of the value of a comprehensive view of world events.


Interdisciplinary focus on peace
Research on the Bosnian War reinforces JMU senior Emily Spiwak's conviction that interdisciplinary efforts are needed for peace.


Understanding the Peace Process
Jan Lodal provided a senior official's perspective on the Bosnian conflict.


Navigating from War to Peace
President Alger challenged attendees to understand how ethical reasoning can influence national decision-making.


Filling a blind spot
JMU senior James Prince applies religion studies to intelligence analysis.


Maximized potential
What can prepare intelligence professionals to make critical decisions in complex scenarios? Justen Silva shares his experience.


JMU double Fulbright awardee teaches in Korea
Professor Sang Yoon, JMU's first two-time Fulbright award winner, shares her talents and knowledge with students in Korea.


The lure of undergraduate research
What nations will dominate the world stage in the future? JMU senior Zachary Ochoa researches the rise of superpowers.


Honors Seminar Abroad
International Seminar


Living the education
Can we preserve what is left of the world's rainforests? Biology major Emily Thyroff ('15) is getting a chance to address the problem.


The science of problems and solutions
An unprecedented volume of information and high-risk scenarios face graduates entering the intelligence field. JMU gets them ready for the challenge.


Honors Seminar Abroad
Getting a globally minded perspective of the world, building independence, gaining confidence—all part of JMU Honors seminar abroad.


Bringing stability post-conflict
Too often the high cost of war is ignored. Kenneth Rutherford brings the reality of civilian casualties and disablement caused by landmines to the front of international attention.


Changing war's aftermath
After conflict and trauma, how do people find the resilience to build a better life? Professor Kenneth Rutherford works to help post-conflict communities recover and rebuild.


A year of living bravely
A Study Abroad experience is much more than studying. Morgan Robinson ('13) says that "it's living like you've never lived before."


When dreams become real
Critical thinkers, problem solvers, good communicators—they're all in high demand. Devin Buennemeyer is a good example of how a JMU education helps develop those skills.


Alumnus accepted into FoodCorps
Our interdisciplinary approach to education opens doors. Nick Geer took the Arabic language skills, international affairs and food expertise honed at JMU to the FoodCorps, teaching school kids the value of healthy food.


Embracing a global community
One key to success is a college experience that makes you draw on wide-ranging, even global, connections to make decisions. Read Brian Caperton's account of his "refreshingly different" Madison Experience.


A passion to help others learn
Find something you're interested in and embrace it. That's what Deserae Barney ('14) has done—wholeheartedly.


Students' project chosen to help fight human trafficking
Four SMAD majors developed an interactive concept design selected by mtvU for "The Backstory" campaign rallying support for human trafficking surviviors.


Start something that matters
When you're convinced that there is no better place to learn and grow than the JMU campus, it shows!


A springboard for career and mission
JMU values service and so do our students. Christine Bolander took skills learned in the occupational therapy master's program to a developing country to help with healing and rehabilitation.