Larry Hanauer is the vice president for policy at the Intelligence and National Security Association, a nonpartisan and nonprofit association that works to identify and develop solutions to national security issues. Prior to his hiring at INSA in 2016, Larry was a senior international policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where his research focused on foreign policy and national security, particularly in the Middle East and Africa. Larry has also spent time as a senior staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives’ House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which is one of two congressional committees that assists in foreign policy and the national security of the United States. Larry graduated with his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A.L.D in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. If you have an interest in foreign policy and national intelligence, then this Espresso Shots episode is for you ! He explains why traveling and being oversees can prepare you for this field and is beneficial for entry-level jobs. Are you still waiting for a reason to click play? Just brew it!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- What entry level jobs are available in the national security field and how to test various jobs out within intelligence agencies
- What skills are critical to hone to break into this field in an entry-level job
- Whether a master’s degree is required
- Why traveling and oversees exposure is beneficial if you want to break into this field
- Why you should read intelligence-related books by David Ignatius and get a first-hand look at the CIA and what a master of disguise does with books by Antonio and Jonna Mendez
- Why you’ll have an edge if you study data analysis