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NPS Announces the Graduate School of International and Defense Studies
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS) has officially changed its name to the Graduate School of International and Defense Studies (IDS), effective Apr. ... Read More

NPS Expands Coursework in Great Power Competition, Focused on China
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is once again expanding its graduate education offerings on the subject of Great Power Competition (GPC). While NPS has recently launched a distance learning GPC ce... Read More

NSA Professor Rachel Sigman Honored With 2020 Hamming Teaching Award
During her five years teaching at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Dr. Rachel Sigman has given her all to her work and her students as a National Security Affairs (NSA) assistant professor. Her de... Read More

Former CNO Mullen Talks Leadership, National Security Challenges in a Post-COVID-19 World
Years of leadership experience as a Naval officer, culminating as the Navy's Chief of Naval Operations then as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen offered his view... Read More

NSA Distinguished Professor Yost Earns Superior Civilian Service Award
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Distinguished Professor David Yost was recognized for 40 years of service in teaching, impactful research and leadership in the National Security Affairs (NSA) departme... Read More

NPS launches campus-wide course in Great Power Competition
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of National Security Affairs (NSA) has launched an initiative to help students from every curriculum better understand the history and nuances behind G... Read More

NPS relaunches partnership with Middlebury Institute of International Studies
For the first time in eight years, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students have returned to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) campus in Monterey, Calif. as part of an exchange ... Read More

NSA curricula review leans into Great Power Competition
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) just completed its latest curricula review for the National Security Affairs (NSA) department, adjusting course to meet the new challenges of increasing Great Power... Read More

Students, Faculty – and Dumbledore’s Army – Prepare for Discover NPS Day
In preparation for Discover NPS Day, NPS students Lt. Aaron Green and Lt. Cmdr. Cassie Hamblin do a practice run of their venue with a few members of the target audience. Hamblin and Green, along with... Read More

Alumnus Shares a Powerful Story of Transformation With Summer Grads
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) bid farewell to 320 graduates, including 29 international students from 11 nations, earning 323 advanced degrees during the 2018 Summer Quarter Graduation ceremony ... Read More

NSA Guest Speaker Shares Latest Research on Youth in Terrorism
From lethal suicide bombings to savvy propaganda, the Islamic State continues to use children from around the world to wage war. Dr. Mia Bloom, world-renown expert on terrorism and political violence... Read More

NSA Guest Speaker Shares Critical Insight on Authoritarian Regimes
Students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) were recently challenged to rethink the internal dynamics of authoritarian regimes. Engaging a packed lecture room in Glasgow Hall on the university ca... Read More

NSA Professor’s Latest Book Details the Power of Narratives in Afghanistan
Dr. Thomas H. Johnson, Associate Research Professor in the NPS Department of National Security Affairs, released his latest book, “Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan C... Read More

NPS Students’ Theses Offer Unique Insight, Perspectives on ISIS
In June of 2014, a branch of al-Qaida previously known as the “Organization of Monotheism and Jihad” proclaimed itself an Islamic State caliphate in order to establish a unified political and military... Read More

Air Force Officer Recognized with Multiple Student Awards
U.S. Air Force Capt. Margarita Balish, set to graduate from NPS’ National Security Affairs program, Dec. 15, is the recipient of two prestigious awards for the 2017 Fall Quarter, the Superior Service ... Read More

NPS Workshop Fosters Albanian Intel Transparency
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty from the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) recently led a four-day Intelligence and Democracy Workshop in Tirana, Albania attended by the Albanian Mini... Read More

Senior Pakistani Officer Honored With Thesis Award
Pakistani Air Force Air Commodore Shahid Latif Bajwa will graduate with outstanding thesis honors during the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) upcoming Summer Graduation Ceremony, an honor bestowed up... Read More

NPS Professor Given Rare Access to Turkmen Archives
Nestled among the high plains, nearly impenetrable mountains, and black sands of Central Asia sits an ancient, but little known nation. Turkmenistan is one of the five countries of former Soviet Centr... Read More

NPS Faculty Authors Book on Aid Dependence and Democracy
There is a Cambodian proverb that states, “People give, but don’t be in a hurry to take.” NPS Department of National Security Affairs Assistant Professor Sophal Ear’s latest work on international aid ... Read More

SIGS, CHDS Founder Paul Stockton Returns to NPS for Briefings, SGL
A familiar face returned to campus, Sept. 25, as NPS welcomed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs Paul Stockton for a campus visit, meetings with faculty... Read More

Student Dissertation Explores Privatization of Global Security
It may not be immediately obvious how a focus in environmental resource policy could lead one to ask the tough questions about the privatization of global security, but for Naval Postgraduate School (... Read More

USSOCOM McRaven Honors Longtime NPS Professor During SGL
Naval Postgraduate School alumnus Adm. William McRaven, Commander, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), presented a Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) and award, June 7, in King ... Read More

Workshop Explores History’s Lessons in Nonproliferation of WMD
“We are an epistemic community writing about epistemic communities,” Dr. Jeff Knopf, a senior lecturer with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) department of National Security Affairs (NSA), said with... Read More

New Remote Sensing Degree Program Addresses DoD ISR Needs
The Naval Postgraduate School celebrated a new addition to the academic lineup as 20 students in the Remote Sensing Intelligence (RSI) master’s degree program recently completed their first quarter of... Read More

University’s Center on Contemporary Conflict Leads Project on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC) is now home to the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC), a multi-million do... Read More

SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Douglas Fraser Briefs NPS Regional Studies Students, FAOs
Naval Postgraduate School students in the National Security Affairs Western Hemisphere curriculum and regional Foreign Area Officers gathered in Glasgow Hall on the university campus for a detailed br... Read More

National Security Affairs Distinguished Professor Releases Two Books on Wholly Diverse Subjects
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Distinguished Professor recently published two books on two very different subjects concerning national security, defense, civil military relations and organized crim... Read More

Army’s Intellectual Center Commander Continues What CSA Odierno Started
The Commanding General of the esteemed ‘intellectual center’ of the Army, the Combined Arms Center (CAC), Lt. Gen. David Perkins visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) for a series of briefings a... Read More

NPS Professor Clay Moltz Explores “Asia’s Space Race” in New Book
National Security Affairs Associate Professor J. Clay Moltz explores Asia’s space programs and the dangers of a growing militarization of the space race in his most recent book, “Asia’s Space Race: Na... Read More

Air Force Doctoral Graduate Edits Book on Hybrid Conflict
Air Force Maj. Paul Brister, a special tactics officer and graduate from the doctoral program in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of National Security Affairs, recent... Read More

NPS Staff Training to Benefit a Worthy Cause
Two members of the NPS community are pulling up their sleeves, and strapping on their running shoes, training to help raise funds and awareness for a worthwhile cause. Michele Merenbloom, Sponsored Pr... Read More

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Addresses Student Questions About Arab Spring
Since late 2010, the “Arab Spring" has brought the spotlight of the world onto North African and Middle Eastern countries in the thick of political protests and countrywide unrest. For Libya, the tens... Read More

Professor Sophal Ear Awarded Fulbright Grant
Sophal Ear, an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), was recently awarded a Fulbright grant in conjunction with the Fulbright Senior Specialist desig... Read More

NPS Alumnus Serves as XO, Future CO, of Navy’s Flagship Amphib
Capt. Cedric Pringle graduated from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy in 1998 and recently returned to the state as Executive Officer, and soon to be... Read More

NPS Professor Tapped as Top Political Adviser to Canada’s Commander, Task Force Kandahar
At a critical turning point in the war in Afghanistan, Naval Postgraduate School Professor of National Security Affairs Thomas Johnson has been tapped to be the senior political aide and counterinsurg... Read More

Classroom Connections Video Fosters Discussion About Teaching and Learning at NPS
The Naval Postgraduate School has long maintained a reputation of integrity and excellence in education. Our graduates go on to do great things for the community and the nation, applying their educati... Read More

NSA Students Design “Afghanistan-in-Your-Hand” Smart Phone App
While smart phone apps can put a map in your hands, two Naval Postgraduate School students have designed one that puts a whole country in your hands – Afghanistan. That’s why National Security Affair... Read More

Teacher Reunites with Student in Afghanistan
NPS National Security Affairs Prof. James Russell (right) and Captain Bobby Davis (left), who graduated with a master’s degree in National Security Affairs in 2007, have reunited in Afghanistan at com... Read More

NPS Showcased in Our Nation’s Capital
Students and faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) showcased their unique research projects at a two-day event held in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-10. Coinciding with the school’s fall Board... Read More

CCMR Prof Pioneers Book on Transforming Defense Capabilities
When he touches down in Argentina the weekend of Apr. 17, Naval Postgraduate School lecturer in the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) and Department of National Security Affairs retired Navy ... Read More

Global Center for Security Cooperation, DLI Sign Historic Collaboration
The Global Center for Security Cooperation (GCSC) and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) signed an historic Letter of Accord Jan. 30 making the nation's language provider for ... Read More

Fall Graduation Awards Ceremony Honors Top NPS Students, Faculty
A total of 51 students, faculty, and staff members of the Naval Postgraduate School were honored during the Fall Graduation Awards Ceremony in the King Hall Auditorium here Dec. 9, 2008. Capt. Kathry... Read More