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More than just a national police force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is tasked with collecting secret intelligence and combatting extra–territorial threats like terrorism. In this seminar, we will cover the uses and abuses of power by the FBI in its attempts to capture terrorists, spies, criminals, and anyone deemed subversive. We will also discuss the often fraught position of intelligence agencies like the FBI in democracies.
Six sessions. E – $230, R – $253
Tom Irvine is Chief Information Office at the Chicago Community Trust and has a deep interest in American history.
Enemies: A History of the FBI. Tim Weiner. Random House, 2013. ISBN: 9780812979237
Please read Chapters 1 - 8 of Enemies: A History of the FBI for the first class.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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