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Upcoming Sessions

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Senior Executives in National and International Security

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Program Director: Anna Shanley
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Session Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the August 2020 session of this program has been cancelled. We are continuing to accept applications to the November 2020 session. 

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Public Leadership Executive Certificate series.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

A career in the upper echelons of the national and international security community requires effective interaction among many diverse stakeholders—military officers, senior government officials and diplomats, intelligence and national law enforcement officers, political appointees, Congress, the media, leaders of industry and international organizations. For senior executives in security roles, success depends on the ability to understand and appreciate the roles of others in the broader environment in which policy is made.

Examine Current Security Challenges

Senior Executives in National and International Security is Harvard Kennedy School’s premier program for senior-level civilian and military officials in security roles. Led by expert faculty and practitioners, this program provides a forum to deepen your understanding of the world's most pressing security challenges while enabling you to exercise evaluation and decision-making skills.

Hear from Faculty Chair Maj. Gen. (Retired) Bill Rapp

Maj. Gen. (Retired) Bill Rapp, Faculty Chair of Senior Executives in National and International Security discusses the program.

Senior Executives in National and International Security will provide you with:

  • A detailed examination of global security challenges
  • An opportunity to analyze international security policies with regional experts
  • Interaction with world-class faculty and leading experts in international affairs
  • A lasting network of 70 security leaders from 20+ countries.