The National Security Policy Center
A hub for training, research, and engagement on pressing issues in security policy at the University of Virginia.
We facilitate imaginative thinking, problem-solving, and dialogue on otherwise intractable security policy issues of global concern.
Education & Training
We train students and security professionals from across U.S. government and select international partners. Our programs develop deep knowledge and practical analytical skills.
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.
We develop “constructive counterparts” within the U.S. government and convene meetings with academics and government officials to discuss pressing security issues.
The NSPC has allowed me to make connections with experts in the national security field and conduct research on policy issues of the utmost importance.
– Paulina Keim, NSPC Student Affiliate
The NSPC has given me real-world experience. I feel I can tackle our nation’s most pressing national security challenges.
- Eryn Myer, NSPC Student Affiliate
All the Latest
NSPC Director, Phil Potter, and Former NSPC Fellow, Chen Wang, Publish a New Article: Governmental Responses to Terrorism in Autocracies: Evidence from China
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