Lubomyr Hajda, deputy director, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, provides remarks to the students from the Joint Military Operations department during a joint military operations capstone synthesis event held at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Lubomyr Hajda, deputy director, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, provides remarks to the students from the Joint Military Operations department during a joint military operations capstone synthesis event held at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. The purpose of the event is for the students to synthesize everything they learned during the trimester and apply that knowledge to a fictional problem. The course is designed to prepare future military and civilian leaders for high-level policy, command, and staff responsibilities requiring joint and service operational expertise and warfighting skills. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jess Lewis/Released)

Study Groups

The U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) regional study groups allow students to explore the challenges and policies of a specific part of the world, building connections with global maritime partners and partner war colleges. While coursework and programming vary from group to group, students can expect to participate in workshops and gaming, attend conferences and lectures, and conduct research.

U.S. Naval War College Study Groups

Arctic Studies

This group explores the linkage between Arctic culture, history, economics, and security through independent research, gaming, field trips, and frequent engagement with regional and functional experts from government, academia, and industry.

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Africa Studies

The Africa Studies Group strives to enhance awareness and teaching of African issues by supporting faculty professional development, sponsoring guest speakers, disseminating regional information, and circulating interesting articles to members.

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Asia-Pacific Studies

The Asia-Pacific Studies Group (APSG) acts as an information hub regarding the Asia-Pacific region and to related U.S. policies. The ASPG supports research activities, discussions, guest speakers, and faculty and student conference participation.

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Europe-Russia Studies

The Europe-Russia Studies Group addresses the geopolitical area of Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus, sponsoring activities that address economic, political and security issues related to regional institutions, governments, trends, and processes.

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Greater Middle East Studies

The aim of the group is to use their professional and intellectual capital to provide the NWC community with curricular excellence, programmatic relevance, and community and international outreach on the critical region of the Greater Middle East.

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Indian Ocean Studies

The goal of the study group is to examine issues and areas that may be relatively understudied and bring a uniquely maritime point of view to the Indian Ocean region, providing valuable insights to policy makers and analysts.

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Latin America Studies

The Latin America Studies Group focuses on providing perspective on key political, economic and security issues in the region. The group supports regionally focused activities such as lectures and short courses at local higher learning institutions.

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Climate & Human Security Studies

The Climate and Human Security Studies Group serves as a focal point for global activities, policy, and opportunities in the climate field. The group facilitates speaking and research initiatives and networks with related scholarly communities.

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