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National Security Policy Center


A multidisciplinary team of public policy, computer science, and law faculty earned a national grant to establish a course aimed at teaching graduate students to examine the complex ethical, legal, and policy implications of new technologies.

How can academia help the Intelligence Community meet the demands of the post-9/11 era? Join us for a panel discussion on the role of higher education in U.S. national security. As part of their international outreach program, DIA will be bringing 15 intelligence analysts from around the world to participate in the discussion.

Koji Murata is a Professor of Political Science at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. He is coming to UVA to speak on the following topics: US-Japan Alliance in the Trump Era, Japan's Domestic and Foreign Policy after Abe, and Japan and the Korean Peninsula.

Outside of Garrett Hall

The Batten School and UVA’s Applied Research Institute announced that the Honorable George W. Foresman will join the Batten School’s National Security Policy Center (NSPC) as a senior advisor. In this new role, Foresman will support U.S. national security leadership and engagement activities. Foresman’s hiring is part of larger partnership between the Batten School and ARI to elevate UVA as a leader in national security education, research, and outreach.

Batten student Zack Diamond in China

No matter the policy field or employment sector, field-based internships challenge students to put what they’ve learned in the classroom into action. This past summer, Batten undergraduate and graduate students had opportunities to put their leadership and policy knowledge to work through hands-on internships in almost every corner of the globe. 

Philip Potter

Philip Potter is an associate professor of politics and Founding Director of the National Security Policy Center at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He is also a University Expert with the National Ground Intelligence Center, US Army INSCOM. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Politics and the Journal of Global Security Studies and is an Associate Principal Investigator for Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences (TESS). 

Gerald Warburg

Gerry Warburg is a professor of practice of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Prior to Batten, he worked with Congress for several decades, serving as a legislative assistant to members of leadership in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.