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Senior Executives in National and International Security

Program Session(s):
August 9, 2015 - August 21, 2015
November 29, 2015 - December 11, 2015

Application Deadline(s):
June 9, 2015
September 29, 2015

Program Fee:$10,700


Program fee includes: tuition, housing, curricular materials, and most meals.

Faculty Chair: Tad Oelstrom

Program Director: Neal Duckworth

Applications received after the deadline will be considered only if space remains in the class.


The program’s format is a rigorous two-week session consisting of formal classes, discussion groups, interactive seminars, exercises, guest speakers, and informal conversations with faculty, colleagues, students, and staff. The range of interactions – from traditional academic learning activities to more intimate discussions and discourse -- provides participants with a well-rounded educational experience that emphasizes working with issues in a very real, hands-on way.

Some of the security- and management- related issues addressed include:

  • The global terrorist threat
  • Security policy development
  • Global economic forces and their impact on national economic policies
  • Regional security issues from around the globe
  • Negotiation and leadership
  • Business decision-making for senior security managers
  • Nontraditional missions and interventions
  • Legislative, press, and civilian-military relations
  • Ethics and professional responsibility

Recent Faculty News and Publications 

Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics, authored "Obama's battle plan - Obama’s foreign policy needs conviction of leadership,” an OpEd for the Boston Globe.

Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs, authored an Op-Ed in Foreign Policy titled “NATO Owes Putin a Big Thank-You." 
Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, authored "A Key to America's Power" for CNN.

Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, authored “Western Strategy for a Declining Russia" in Gulf News.


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