"A certain grasp of military affairs is vital for those in charge of general policy."

–Carl von Clausewitz, On War, Book 8, Chapter 6.
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Undergraduate Certificate Program

Political Science majors can apply for the International Security Studies Certificate Program to gain access to specialized courses, research support, internship funding, and dedicated mentoring.

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NDISC's Seminar Speaker Series brings prominent scholars to speak on a wide range of international security related topics. These events provide a forum for policy experts, outside academics, and Notre Dame faculty and students to present and discuss their work.

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Twilight of the Titans

How do great powers respond to decline? The new book by Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent examine all great power transitions since 1870.

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Upcoming Events

No Such Thing As A Little War: Beliefs, Intellectual History, and Liberal Military Intervention

Date: October 30, 2018

No Such Thing As A Little War: Beliefs, Intellectual History, and Liberal Military Intervention

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Reading Material Jacqueline L. Hazelton is an assistant professor of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College. Her research interests include compellence, grand strategy, great power military intervention, counterinsurgency, terrorism, and U.S. foreign and military policy. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University and holds two M.A.s and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.…
Great Power Entrapment Reconsidered (Again)

Date: November 6, 2018

Great Power Entrapment Reconsidered (Again)

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson is an Assistant Professor of International Relations with the Pardee School of Global Affairs at Boston University. His research interests include U.S. foreign policy, grand strategy, and international security. His book, Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts was recently published by Cornell University Press.…