PSCI 14
The CIA and the Politics of Intelligence Winter 2019

Cross-listed LEAD 14 / PSCI 14
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This course will trace the evolution of CIA from an organization largely focused, in its early days, on coups and regime change under the Dulles brothers, to its present role in the war on terror and beyond. Students will consider how intelligence is and ought to be gathered, and the political issues that emerge from those activities. Some of the Agency’s signal successes and failures will be examined, and some of its directors will be evaluated. The fluctuating relationship between CIA and the FBI will also be discussed. Stress will be placed on the personal experiences of those who have served in the Agency. Adjunct Instructor Bio: Donald Gregg ’51 served in CIA from 1951-82, worked in the White House from 1979-89, and was US Ambassador to South Korea from 1989-93. He is now chairman emeritus of The Korea Society. 1980-89, taught a second-year graduate level course at the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program of Georgetown University. He is now chairman of the Pacific Century Institute in Los Angeles.
The Class: Format: afternoons
Limit: 20
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will include class attendance and participation, and a short, 3- to 4-page retrospective paper on the course and its content
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: preference to PSCI and LEAD students
Materials/Lab Fee: cost of book ($25)
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
LEAD 14 PSCI 14

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