The Eisenhower Institute

Inside the Middle East: 2016-2017 Schedule

The Eisenhower Institute

Gettysburg College

Inside The Middle East-Intelligence Perspectives

Class of 2016-2017

ITME4

Program Schedule

 

 

Sunday, September 25, 2016 [Video conference - EI-GBC Conference Room]

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM       Welcome and Introduction

 

Saturday, October 8, 2016 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM   Program orientation

09:30 AM – 10:45 AM   Spotlight                                         Building the Database – The ABC’s of the Middle East

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM   The Language of Intelligence         The Bow Tie Concept

Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM      The Language of Intelligence          Introduction - News Platform Information Evaluation (PIE)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM      Exercise                                          PIE Practice & Presentation

Assignment - - - For next session: One PIE to present

 

Sunday, October 9, 2016 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

09:30 AM – 10:15 AM    Intelligence Briefing                    Middle East Update

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Exercise                                     PIE Presentations

Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM      Spotlight                                       The Arab Spring – Arab Perspectives

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM      The Language of Intelligence        Compartmentalizing Information

Assignment - - - For next session: One PIE to upload to ITME4 webpage

 

Monday, October 10, 2016 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM     Intelligence Briefing                     Middle East Update

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM     The Language of Intelligence       Introduction- Intelligence Bulletin (IB)

Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM        Exercise                                      IB Practice

Assignments - - - For next session: Two PIE to upload to ITME4 webpage

                             For next session: One IB to Present in class

                                                                      

Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30, 2016

Parents Weekend – Schedule TBD

 

Friday, November 11, 2016 [TBD]

5:30 PM                       Reception                                 ITME Alumni & ITME4, Professors, and  Administrators


Saturday, November 12, 2016
 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

09:30 AM – 10:15 AM      Intelligence Briefing                   Middle East Update  

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM      Spotlight                                     Political Islam

Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM          Exercise                                     Students present IB

3:00 PM – Dinner            ITME Alumni Meeting

 

Sunday, November 13, 2016 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

09:30 AM – 10:15 AM        Exercise                                   Mideast Headlines - Student Presentations & Discussion

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM       Spotlight                                   Contemporary Militant Islam Ideology Roots & Milestones

Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM          Spotlight                                   Struggle Over Identity, Path and Direction in the Mideast

 

Sunday, December 11, 2016 [Video conference - EI-GBC Conference Room]

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Individual one on one sessions   Mid-Year Check in and Review & IR Update

Assignments - - -  Before Thanksgiving break: Write two (2) PIE’s and upload them to the ITME4 webpage

                               Before Thanksgiving break: Write one (1) IB and upload it to the ITME4 webpage

                               Continue gathering information for your IR

 

Sunday, January 29, 2017 [Video conference - EI-GBC Conference Room]

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM    Intelligence Briefing                   Middle East Update

Assignment - - - For next session: Prepare new IB to present in class

 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

09:00 AM – 9:45 AM       Intelligence Briefing                   Middle East Update

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Exercise                                    Students present IB Individual Task (part 1)             

Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:45 PM         Exercise                                     Students present IB Individual Task (part 2)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM         Individual one on one sessions   Check in and Review & IR Update & Consultation

                                                           

Saturday, February 25, 2017 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM      Intelligence Briefing                    Middle East Update

10:45 AM – 12:00 AM    Spotlight                                      Iran – Arab Power Struggle

Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM       The Language of Intelligence       Introduction - Intelligence Report (IR)

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM       Exercise                                       IR Practice & Presentation

 

Sunday, February 26, 2017 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM    Intelligence Briefing                     Middle East Update

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM     Spotlight                    The Relationship between the West & Islam – Cultural & Intellectual Perspectives

Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM        Spotlight                                    The war in Syria

Assignment - - - For next session: Present your IR to the class    

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM    Exercise                                       IR Student Presentations

 

Sunday, March 26, 2017 [EI-GBC Conference Room]

09:30 AM – 10:30 AM    Intelligence Briefing                   Middle East Update

10:45  AM – 12:00 PM   Spotlight                                   GPS-Navigating the Middle East in the 21st century

Lunch

1:15 PM – 3:00 PM       Pre Tour Briefing                        Orientation and Q&A



Tuesday, April 25, 2017 [CUB Ballroom]

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM        EI End of the Year Celebration 


Monday, May 22 - Tuesday, May 30, 2016: Experiential Learning Trip to the Middle East [Dates and locations are tentative] 

The Inside the Middle East program will culminate in a weeklong experience in the Middle East (Israel and/or Jordan) accompanied by Avi Melamed, as well as other experts in region and the world of Intelligence. This week will be an opportunity for students to tour the Middle East from a myriad of perspectives. In addition, they will go behind the scenes and have the access and the opportunity to meet and form relationships with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. This travel opportunity will “bring the year to life” as students explore the many facets of the Middle East that they have learned throughout the year. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to implement the intelligence skills they have practiced – in the field!



Please Note:
All videoconference sessions will be held at the EI Conference Room at Gettysburg College from 9:30am-1:00pm
All in-person sessions will be held at the EI Conference Room at Gettysburg College from 9:30am-5:00pm
‡ All dates are tentative/TBD and subject to change, based on Avi Melamed’s ability to visit/connect with Gettysburg College

300 N Washington St, Box 2988
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
Tel 717.337.6685 Fax 717.337.8459
Email: ei@gettysburg.edu

818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Tel 202.628.4444 Fax 202.628.4445
Email: ei@gettysburg.edu