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Security Implications of Climate Change addressed at “Climate Change, Defense and the Americas” panel hosted by INSS Center for Strategic Research

November 20, 2014

Building on climate change themes from the 2014 Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas and the U.S. Department of Defense's Climate Change Adaption Roadmap, a recent panel hosted by NDU's Center for Strategic Research highlighted the necessity for climate change adaption in order to avoid a security risk that affects force readiness across the entire military spectrum. MORE
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Being There: The Nonstate Role in Multilateral Cooperation

November 20, 2014

On November 19, 2014, NDU co-hosted a day-long interactive workshop with the Institute for National Security Strategic Studies, the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, The Stanley Foundation, and The World Future Society aimed at advancing the ability of decision makers, policy planners, and strategists to explore the role of nonstate actors in global governance institutions, and to plan effectively for their participation. MORE
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Assumption of Presidency Ceremony, 18 Nov 2014

Padilla Becomes 15th President of National Defense University

November 19, 2014

Major General Frederick M. Padilla, USMC, assumed the duties as the 15th President of the National Defense University (NDU) from Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt in an Assumption of Presidency ceremony on 18 November 2014. General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presided over the ceremony, which was held on the university campus at Fort Lesley J. McNair. MORE
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NDU, DISA Senior Leaders Meet to Discuss Ongoing Executive Leader Education Program

November 07, 2014

On Friday, November 07, 2014, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Director, Lt Gen Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., USAF, and Nathan Maenle, Director of Manpower, Personnel, and Security, DISA, visited National Defense University to discuss the ongoing DISA Executive Leader Education Program that Lt Gen Hawkins sponsors at the NDU iCollege. MORE
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Hellenic Army General Staff Chief Visits NDU, Explores Educational Opportunities for Greece

November 07, 2014

On 5 November, LTG Christos Manolas, Chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff, visited the National Defense University. In an office call with NDU Interim President Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt, the Greek Army staff heard about NDU's curriculum and discussed Greece's plans to develop their own national defense university. MORE
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