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Senior Executives in National and International Security

Program Session(s):
August 10, 2014 - August 22, 2014
November 30, 2014 - December 12, 2014

Application Deadline(s):
June 10, 2014
September 30, 2014

Program Fee:$10,400

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

Faculty Chair: Tad Oelstrom


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 

Tad Oelstrom, faculty chair, was featured in Voice of Russia in an interview on the future of al-Qaeda following the death of Osama bin Laden.


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