The course is taught by the author — President of the Independent Analytical Center for Geopolitical Studies “Borysfen Intel”, Doctor of Military Sciences (specialty “Military Security of the State”), Honored Lawyer of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Victor Hvozd, author of the book “Military Intelligence of Ukraine at the Turn of the Third Millennium” (2017) and the monograph “Historical, Legal and Political Aspects of the State’s Intelligence Activity” (2018).
This is a unique course, which for the fifth year has been taught actually in one and only university of Eastern Europe — in Ukraine, at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA). Although such a course does exist in some countries, for example, 54 such courses have been taught in the United States since the 1980s, and by the early 2000s about 300 specialized intelligence courses have been taught at leading universities.
Since 2016, NaUKMA, at the suggestion of the Independent Analytical Center for Geopolitical Studies “Borysfen Intel”, has had a course on national intelligence in the curriculum.
We live in the time of Russian aggression against Ukraine, hybrid wars, major geopolitical clashes, so the role of intelligence is extremely important.
Many here know how intelligence is conducted, but few know how to use this tool.
Who is responsible for intelligence in the state, who is the main consumer of intelligence, what is intelligence needed for? Our course answers these questions.
The course examines historical, legal and political aspects of the intelligence activities of independent Ukraine and the world’s leading states in the context of the intelligence support for the national security.
Special attention is paid to legal issues of organization and conduct of intelligence.
The course will be useful for students and anyone interested in the intelligence, for future orientation in the system of national security.
Address to the students of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy by the author of the course,
the President of the “Borysfen Intel” Centre Victor Hvozd (in Ukrainian):