JOIN CSPS for our Annual Symposium on International Security

“Navigating the Nuclear Future”

Featuring: General Frank Klotz, Laura Holgate, and other nuclear specialists

Friday, September, 27, 2019, 8:30 am-2:30 pm,

Van Metre Hall, Room 125

3351 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201

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In August, Dr. John Gordon, a CSPS affiliate faculty member and adjunct professor at George Mason, recently escorted GMU students to Norfolk on a tour of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, an aircraft carrier, and USS John Warner, a Virginia class nuclear attack sub, stationed there.

Students included Kathleen Lackey, David White, Tyler Cross, Mary Frances Woods, Rebecca Ames, Kris Garriott, and Marshal Eaton.


In May CSPS Korea hosted it’s first ever symposium on international security, entitled, “Environmental Challenges & Solutions.”

The symposium addressed growing concerns about how climate change and environmental issues can influence international security. For more information about the symposium. A conference report will be forthcoming.


CSPS Director Ellen Laipson visited Chautauqua Institution where she spoke with Geoffrey Kemp, senior director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for National Interest, on Arab-Israeli relations. The event was live streamed by Chautauqua Institution on their Facebook page, and can be found here.


Launched in 2014, the Center for Security Policy Studies (CSPS) advances the study of international security.  Through its research and extensive array of student programs, CSPS seeks to both generate creative solutions to today’s pressing security challenges and educate tomorrow’s security policymakers.

CSPS’s multidisciplinary faculty include experts in economics, history, political science and sociology, as well as a number of distinguished practitioners-in-residence.  Located on Mason’s Arlington campus, CSPS also provides unique access to a large number of defense and security experts, including current and former government officials, active and recently retired senior military officers, prominent think tank analysts, and world-renowned scholars.

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