"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

Power: A Temporal View

Date: April 2, 2019

Power: A Temporal View

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material  Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the writer of Spoiler Alerts for the Washington Post. Prior to Fletcher, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Drezner has written six books, including The Ideas Industry (Oxford, 2017), All Politics is Global (Princeton, 2007), and The Sanctions Paradox (Cambridge, 1999). He has edited two other books, including Avoiding Trivia (Brookings, 2009). He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs.…
The North Korean Nuclear Crisis

Date: April 16, 2019

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis

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Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic

Read Ahead Material - To be provided   Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and a member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Government, Harvard University in May 2010, where he was awarded the Edward M. Chase Prize for the best dissertation in international relations. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering with distinction from Stanford University and an M. Phil with Distinction in international relations from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship. He has been a fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, a predoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Stanton junior faculty fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies.…