National Security Cohort

The National Security Cohort consists of Batten MPP students who are interested in national security policy issues. Cohort students take courses in national security to supplement the requirements of the Batten MPP core curriculum. Below is a sample of our course offerings.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • Indo-Pacific Policy Challenges
    • Instructor: Paul Becker – Rear Admiral (ret.), United States Navy; Former Director of Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Psychological Warfare and Pop Culture: Extremist Violence In Film and Literature
    • Instructor: Brad Carson – Former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense; Former Under Secretary of the U.S. Army
  • The National Security Process
    • Instructor: Philip Potter – Director, National Security Policy Center; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Politics
  • Congress 101: Leadership Strategies
    • Instructor: Gerald Warburg – Former Executive Vice President, Cassidy & Associates; Former legislative assistant for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • Foreign Policy Failure: US to China
    • Instructor: Prof. Harry Harding – Founding Dean, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Spring 2020 Courses (More courses will be added soon)

  •  Principles of Net Assessment
    • Instructor: Allan Stam – Former Dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Past Course Offerings

  • Leadership in US Foreign Policy
    • Instructor: Gerald Warburg – Former Executive Vice President, Cassidy & Associates; Former legislative assistant for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • Global Humanitarian Crises: Dilemmas, Leadership, and Action
    • Instructor: Kirsten Gelsdorf – Director of Global Humanitarian Policy, Batten Global; Former Chief of the Policy Analysis and Innovation section at the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
  • Intelligence Policy
    • Instructor: Timothy Kilbourn – Former Dean of the Kent School; Presidential Daily Briefer 2005-2008; Former Deputy Director of the Office of Iraq Analysis, CIA
  • Cyber Security
    • Instructor: Tom Dukes – Former Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Department of State; Senior Prosecutor for Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Department of Justice
  • Prosecuting Terrorism
    • Instructor: J.E. Shreve Ariail – Former Chief of Eastern District of New York’s Organized Crime and Gang Section, Department of Justice
  • Development and National Security
    • Instructor: Jason Foley – Deputy Assistant Administrator for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Analyzing U.S.-China Relations
    • Instructor: Prof. Harry Harding – Founding Dean, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy