National Security Classes

Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty who are committed to supporting students’ academic success. Courses are designed to broaden students’ understanding of national security issues, while equipping them with the skills they need to thrive in the modern workplace. Below is a sample of our course offerings.

Fall 2020 Courses

  • 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
  • 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
  • The National Security Process
    • Instructor: Philip Potter – Director, National Security Policy Center; Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Politics
  • History and Challenges to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
    • Instructor: Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins; Founder and Executive Director of the Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation
  • Psychological Warfare and Pop Culture: Policy on Terrorism
    • Instructor: Brad Carson – Former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense; Former Under Secretary of the U.S. Army

Spring 2020 Courses 

  • Principles of Foreign Policy Assessment
    • Instructor: Brad Carson – Former Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense; Former Under Secretary of the U.S. Army
  • Innovation for Defense
    • Instructors: Philip Potter – Director, National Security Policy Center; Tom Nachbar – Senior Fellow, Center for National Security Law; Jack Davidson – Director, Cyber Defense Program of Study
  • Policy Development in International Humanitarian Assistance
    • 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
  • Leading and Implementing Intelligence Policy
    • Instructor: Paul Becker – Rear Admiral (ret.), United States Navy; Former Director of Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Redesigning US China Policy
    • Instructor: Prof. Harry Harding – Founding Dean, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

Past Course Offerings

  • 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
  • Foreign Policy Failure: US to China
    • Instructor: Prof. Harry Harding – Founding Dean, Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • 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