Speaker Series

The NPS experience goes beyond classroom learning. In addition to daily lectures from professors who are leaders in their fields, students hear from our guest speakers. Top defense professionals and senior officers offer insight into current policies, lessons from past experiences, and career advice to the NPS community. We currently sponsor two speaker series: The NSA Global Connection Series and The Charles Koch Foundation Grand Strategy Series.

NSA Global Connection Speaker Series
This speaker series engages students and faculty in conversations with experts in security studies and international relations. The Department of National Security Affairs hosts a new speaker each month to give a talk and subsequent lecture in a relevant NPS course. Speakers focus on providing insight into the latest research and developments affecting America’s national security interests and emerging threats.

The Charles Koch Foundation Grand Strategy Speaker Series
This speaker series gives NPS students access to intellectual dialogue with nationally acclaimed experts. Topics focus on grand strategy and realism in the military operational realm. We host speakers in partnership with the Charles Koch Foundation.