Agenda

Professional Certificate in International Security

Day One :: Monday 4th July 2016


09:30 Refreshments and Registration  
09:45 Introduction to the course aims and objectives
What is international security? Broad definitions and policy links
Delegates experiences and lesson sharing: what can delegates learn from each other?
 
10:15 Key Problems for Durable International Security 1
Financial crime and money laundering
- Types, main international circuits, secrecy jurisdictions, links with international crime, historical development
Cybercrime
- Cybercrime and hacktivism, international frameworks, data protection issues
Intellectual property issues
- Types, sources of IP piracy, UN conventions and WIPO, extent of film and music piracy
 
11:15 Morning coffee  
11:30 Key Problems for Durable International Security 2
Regulated drug trafficking
- Intellectual property issues, counterfeit drugs, role of pharmaceutical companies, ACTA and other agreements
Illicit drug trafficking
- Types, main international circuits, societal impact, international conventions
- Main responses: prohibition, decriminalisation
 
12:30 Case Study: Medicines Control Agency/Pharmaceutical
 
13:30 Lunch  
14:15 Key Problems for Durable International Security 3
Human trafficking and sex crimes
- UN conventions, definitions, slave trade, tracking
Endangered species
- UN conventions, CITIES, key regulatory mechanisms
 
15:15 Afternoon tea  
15:30 Case Study: Border Agency experience of human trafficking
 
16:30 End of Day Wrap Up and Questions  
16:45 Close  

Day Two :: Tuesday 5th July 2016


09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairs Introduction and Recap
10:00 Key Problems for Durable International Security 4
Piracy
- Definitions, conventions, main areas concerned, key development, role of international organisations
- Capture of immovable natural resources (oil and gas)
Extent of problem, effects on security, key areas
- Exploitation of movable natural resources
- History and conventions, Kimberley Process, role in conflicts
11:30 Morning Coffee
11:45 Building Action Plans to Tackle International Security Issues
- Avoiding common pitfalls and well-known procedural and operational shortfalls
- Planning to succeed
- Action Plans
- Drawing up recommendations and plans of action
- Smart objectives and time-frames
- Obtaining buy-in and real engagement and commitment from international organisations
- Securing staff buy-in and keeping operational parameters secret
13:45 Lunch
14:30 Border Security Aspects of International Security
Border Management Modernization and smarter border security
Targeting and rummaging techniques
Developing a coordinated regional maritime surveillance
Sharing intelligence and action at national and international levels
Co-ordinating international and local responses and initiatives
Operational and legal agreements
16:30 End of Day Wrap Up and Questions
16:45 Close

Day Three :: Wednesday 6th July 2016


09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chairs Introduction and Recap
10:00 Introduction to Terror Networks
11:30 Morning Coffee  
11:45 The International Fight against Terrorism and Crime Networks
The roles of Security Council, General Assembly, UNODC, INTERPOL, World Customs Organisation and others
Human rights and humanitarian law
International cooperation of law enforcement agencies
Stopping funding, human rights violations and weapon proliferation
12:15 Lunch  
13:00 Auditing and Accounting to Track Financial Fraud
Ensuring frameworks for investigating finances are in place
Mitigating the tension between privacy, secrecy and security
Agencies necessary to properly tackle financial crime and links to terrorist networks
 
14:30 Afternoon tea  
14:45 The role of new technologies in International Security
 
16:00 End of Day Wrap up and Close  

Day Four :: Thursday 7th July 2016


09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
 
10:00 Role of Intelligence in Tackling International Security Issues
Threat assessment and plans to address the threats
Sources of information - what is open source material
Using the information to enhance the intelligence picture
Intelligence from partner agencies
Sensitive Intelligence from National and International partners
Use of informants
 
11:15 Morning Coffee  
11:30 Role of Intelligence in Tackling International Security Issues (cnt’d)
 
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Discussion: In your organisation, what sources of information are available to you?
 
13:45 Intelligence Led Law Enforcement and Information Sharing
Understanding importance of coordination
Effective communication strategies and implementing coordination
International agreements
National models
 
14:45 Afternoon tea  
15:00 The relationship between governance and intelligence  
16:00 End of Day Wrap Up and Questions  
16:15 Close  

Day Five :: Friday 8th July 2016


09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
 
10:00 Discussion: What do you need to include in your action plans to tackle International Security Threats
 
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Understanding Anti-Corruption in the field of International Security
Different types of corruption
Economic impacts of corruption in developing countries
Corruption across sectors – with specific reference to policing
Jamaica and corruption – a case study and lessons learned
 
12:30 Lunch  
13:30 Chartered Management Institute Criteria and Assessment
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment – generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending international security content into these structures
 
15:00 Close