ESP Biography

JOHANNA LOOCK, Graduate of International Security and Criminology

Major: International Security

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Taking HSSP and SPLASH classes when I was younger changed my life. Now, I'm eager to help make this opportunity possible for others.

After completing an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Psychology, I completed a graduate degree in International Security at King's College London before working in international security for the private sector.

Past Classes

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Z12183: Introduction to Criminology in Spark 2018 (Mar. 17 - 18, 2018)
Have you ever wondered what studying Criminology actually involves? Have you wondered what the reality outside of TV shows and mystery books looks like? In this class we’ll explore what a degree in this subject involves, with plenty of time for questions and answers.

X11265: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis in HSSP Spring 2017 (Feb. 18, 2017)
From the popular culture likes of James Bond and Varys (GoT) to the influence of intelligence on how the world around us develops, intelligence permeates our lives in the background. This class is developed to familiarize you with what’s actually involved in working in intelligence (including considerations like ethics and oversight with examples from case studies, analyst requirements, different approaches, and pros and cons of working in this field.) Whether you’re just interested in learning a bit more about this area or whether you’d like a little more information before you consider following a path towards working in this field, all are welcome!

X7590: Introduction to Martial Arts in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
Interested in exploring martial arts for the first time? Come learn about some of the differences between various martial arts and where they're practiced. Discover which may be best suited for you. To support this discussion, you'll have the opportunity to try some martial arts and see the differences for yourself. This part of the class will include warm-up and cool-down periods, and will focus on Japanese Shorinji-Ryu Karate-do and Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu. In accordance with the values of martial arts, students will be expected to show a high amount of respect for their classmates, including bowing to one-another when doing group work. Please wear comfortable clothes to exercise in and bring water to drink throughout the class.

Z7591: What is 'Cyber War'? in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
'Cyber war' is frequently mentioned by politicians and the media (most recently in the context of a US/Syrian conflict.) This class explores what exactly 'cyber war' means and implies. Is it all hype? What problems exist with the concept? Do different cultures understand it in the same way (especially comparing US, UK and Chinese understandings)? These questions and more are explored in this lecture, followed by time for Q&A and general discussion.

Introduction to Martial Arts in HSSP (2009)
Interested in exploring martial arts for the first time? This class focuses on Japanese Shorinji-Ryu Karate-do but also introduces Shaolin ...