Spring 2018 Capstone Colloquium - "Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community"

The Rutgers Division of Global Affairs is pleased to invite you to our weekly Capstone Colloquium Series

Join us this Wednesday, 31st January, when Ms. Ava Majlesi, Acting Director, Institute for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, will talk to us about the "Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community."

Majlesi has had a long and successful career at Rutgers University, both as a student and as an administrator. After receiving her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Rutgers College in 2003, Majlesi was admitted to Rutgers Law School, where she served as co-editor-in-chief of the Women's Rights Law Reporter and received a J.D. in 2007. Upon graduation, Majlesi was retained as a research associate for the Institute on Education Law and Policy, where she worked on several projects. These projects included research and analysis of school districts under mayoral control within U.S. cities, and creating a curriculum to educate school principals on New Jersey education law.

In 2008, Majlesi joined the Rutgers School of Law–Newark development office, and was later promoted to director of development, a position she held from 2010–2014. During her tenure, Majlesi also received her master's in public administration degree, summa cum laude, from the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration. Her thesis, entitled Policing New Jersey's Urban Areas during Times of Economic Crisis, included an examination of policing techniques utilized in three of New Jersey's major cities—Newark, Trenton and Camden. As a result of her diverse background, Majlesi was asked to join the task force that established the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security in November 2013, and was later named the Institute's associate director. She became the acting director for the Rutgers Institute for Violence Prevention and Community Safety in October 2017 and plays a significant role in the programming and operations of its affiliated centers, particularly the Center for Critical Intelligence Studies (“CCIS”) and the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience (“CPR”).

Majlesi is actively involved in developing the educational programs for the Rutgers Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) through CCIS and serves as the program director for the minor in Critical Intelligence Studies in the Department of Political Science at the School of Arts and Sciences. She has developed and/or taught several of the Rutgers IC CAE courses, including: 1) Current Issues in Intelligence and National Security; 2) Moral and Ethical Dilemmas in Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Response, and Homeland Security; 3) Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies; and 4) Critical Thinking and Analytic Writing for the Intelligence Community.

Majlesi maintains admission to the bar in New Jersey and New York.

Speaker: Ava Majlesi

Title: "Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community."

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm

Location: Dana Room, Dana Library (4th Floor)

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