National Defense University

Educating, Developing and Inspiring National Security Leaders

Institute for National Security Ethics and Leadership (INSEL)

The Institute for National Security Ethics and Leadership (INSEL) was established as a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in ethics and leadership in national- and international-security affairs. The Institute conducts interdisciplinary research in ethical and leadership dimensions of national and international security. Cross-disciplinary research with chaplains, military and civilian lawyers, and experts from other relevant disciplines explores current and future challenges. Institute staff members create and teach case studies on real-world dilemmas in ethics and leadership. INSEL staff members provide articles and occasional papers on military operations, acquisition, intelligence, civil-military relations, and interagency policymaking.