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Foundation
National Security Decision Making SyllabusThe National Security Affairs (NSA) Department’s course of study in National Security Decision Making (NSDM) is designed to challenge senior-level students to engage the dynamic complexities of a rapidly evolving national and international security environment.

The course offers a broad interdisciplinary curriculum in contemporary security studies that encompasses a diverse spectrum of global and regional issues and perspectives, with particular emphasis given to understanding U.S. decision making challenges and processes at the national strategic level.
 
The NSDM curriculum offers a broad and forward looking survey of contemporary security studies that draws on a range of academic disciplines, including international relations, foreign policy analysis, leadership theory, and other cognate fields. The course is designed to broaden students’ strategic perspective while fostering critical thinking and analytic skills that will have lasting professional relevance.