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Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Education and the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) are engaged in various activities supporting homeland security, an invitational priority during the recent CIBER grant proposal submission round.

Activities

CIBER Homeland Security Booklet (PDF)
The SC CIBER lead-managed the Homeland Security priority for all CIBERs from fiscal years 2007-11. One of the first tasks involved was the publication of the CIBER Homeland Security Booklet which outlines all CIBER activities in the area of national security and economic competitiveness from October 2006 through September 2010.

IMBA Arabic Language Track
Instituted in 2005-06, the International MBA (IMBA) program Arabic language track offers a 29-34 month course of instruction consisting of five phases, to including 18 months overseas studying the Arabic lanugue for a year and completing a six-month internship. Overseas immersion Arabic language training locations include Fez, Morocco (Arabic Language Institue, Fez or ALIF); Cairo, Egypt (Al-Diwan Institute and Heyadet Institute); New Cairo, Egypt (American University in Cairo, or AUC); Irbid, Jordan (CET Academic Services); and Amman, Jordan (Arabic Language Institute at the University of Jordan). Past locations have also included Oman and Beirut, Lebanon.

Faculty Research Grants
A total of $10,000-$15,000 in CIBER funds are allocated annually for homeland security competitive reseach grants for University of South Carolina faculty and faculty of other partnerned institutions. For more information concerning eligibility and research proposal submission guidelines, please contact Mike Shealy, CIBER Director.

Please also see the CIBERweb for additional information on homeland security issues.