Having a diverse workforce is beneficial to any business or organization. But for those entities that deal in intelligence, diversity is not just a benefit: It is a critical need. “I think for the intelligence community, in particular—a community that focuses on analyzing information, gathering information from different sources—it is particularly important,” says Jorhena Thomas, a faculty member in the Master’s in Applied Intelligence program. Here, Thomas talks with Faculty Director Frederic Lemieux, Ph.D., about the growing need for diversity in the intelligence community. Without this diversity of background and thought, she said, “we see things like misguided intelligence; intelligence products that that seem to target, unfairly, certain populations; intelligence products that misrepresent information.”
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.