Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence AnalysisSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
International Relations, Legal Studies, Political Science
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Using a hands-on approach, learn how intelligence analysis works. Dealing with threats of terrorists from Al-Qaeda, ISIL, and European right-wing extremists, this course teaches you the essentials of analyzing, writing, and delivering intelligence briefings. Through well-crafted simulations and studies of present-day threats, the course offers a broad introduction to the methodology of intelligence analysis as well as an opportunity to try it out yourself. Through workshops, we apply intelligence analysis to both fictitious and primary source material. The course teaches you how to analyze complicated and often incomplete data and present it – skills useful for any career inside or outside the intelligence community.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Criminology / Criminal Justice, Government


Nis Mathiesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (Rhetoric, University of Copenhagen, 2006). M.A. (Intelligence and International Security, King's College London, 2005). Chief Analyst with the private intelligence company Risk Intelligence, specializing in maritime security. With DIS since 2007.

Søren Hove

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D in Middle East Studies (2009). Chief Consultant at the Danish Defense and formerly research fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies (University of Southern Denmark) and postdoctoral researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS, Copenhagen). Expertise in terrorism and Islamist militancy in the Middle East. With DIS since 2011.

European Politics, Søren Hove