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Incoming students at NDU's AY 2013-2014 Convocation.

Haitian President Michel Martelly Visits the Perry Center

On June 25, 2014, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted Haitian President Michel Martelly and a delegation of senior Haitian officials. The occasion marks the first time an incumbent Haitian President has visited The Perry Center.

Haitian President Michel Martelly Visits the Perry Center

Norwegian Minister of Defence Visits NDU for Bilateral Exercise United Resolve

On June 24, 2014, NDU hosted the strategic-level, bilateral exercise United Resolve, attended by a Norwegian delegation headed by Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide.

NDU President Gregg Martin and Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide

Michèle Flournoy Addresses 2014 Al-Qa’ida Conference at NDU

NDU's College of International Security Affairs and the National Counterterrorism Center co-sponsored the 2014 Al-Qa’ida conference "Environments Driving the Terrorism Landscape" on June 17-18. The conference featured a keynote addresses by Michèle Flournoy.

Michèle Flournoy delivers her keynote address.

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National Defense University (NDU) supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.

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News from NDU

Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt Named NDU Interim President

July 24, 2014

On Monday, July 21, Army Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin stepped aside as President of National Defense University, a move approved by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt, NDU's Senior Vice President, will serve as Interim President until a permanent replacement is identified. MORE

African Leadership Development Symposium Held at NDU

July 22, 2014

NDU's Institute for National Strategic Studies held a Lincoln Symposium panel of experts on Friday, July 18th to discuss African Leadership Development. MORE

Joint Force Quarterly 74 (3rd Quarter, July 2014) Now Online!

July 08, 2014

JFQ 74 is now available for free online reading and download. Articles in the issue include: An Interview with Mark A. Welsh III; The Counterproductive "Sea of Sameness" in PME; and Medical Diplomacy in Achieving U.S. Global Strategic Objectives. MORE

Haitian President Michel Martelly Visits the Perry Center

June 27, 2014

On June 25, 2014, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted Haitian President Michel Martelly and a delegation of senior Haitian officials. The occasion marks the first time an incumbent Haitian President has visited The Perry Center. MORE

Norwegian Minister of Defence Visits NDU for Bilateral Exercise United Resolve

June 27, 2014

On June 24, 2014, NDU hosted the strategic-level, bilateral exercise United Resolve, attended by a Norwegian delegation headed by Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide. Participants discussed strategic-level national and international crisis management and communication. MORE
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