A career in the upper echelons of the national and international security community requires effective interaction among military officers, senior civilians, political appointees, Congress, the media, leaders of industry, and international organizations. It is crucial for their success to understand and appreciate the roles of others in the broader environment in which policy is made.
The program provides a setting for senior executives to deepen their understanding of current security issues, exercise their evaluation and decision-making skills in a group of their peers, and contribute their own ideas and perspectives.
"If there has ever been a question regarding the relevancy of the HKS Senior Executives in National & International Security program, one only has to look at how quickly our examination on the topic of Cyber Security and the considerations of national intervention into private industry matters, just point the critics to our class. The explosion of the Sony case literally within days of our ending our time at HKS serves as an exclamation point to your program and its currency in matters of importance."
Seán F. Crean
RADM, US Navy (Retired)
U.S. Small Business Administration
Office of Government Contracting