The National Security Policy Center

A hub for training, research, and engagement on pressing issues in security policy at the University of Virginia.

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Our Work

We facilitate imaginative thinking, problem-solving, and dialogue on otherwise intractable security policy issues of global concern.


We support cutting edge research on national security policy from highly distinguished scholars. Our scholars and policy affiliates also provide research services on vital issues of national security directly to the U.S. government.

Policy Engagement

We develop “constructive counterparts” within the U.S. government and convene meetings with academics and government officials to discuss pressing security issues.

I have gained significant national security knowledge through the Center’s programs and events. I feel very prepared for the modern workforce.

Dávid BarthaNSPC Cohort 2019

I have benefited greatly from the Center's courses and field trips to Washington, D.C.

Ellen BeahmNSPC Cohort 2019

The National Security Policy Center has provided me with an immensely valuable framework for approaching some of the most pressing national security policy issues facing our country.

Brian KelleyNSPC Cohort 2019