Thursday, January 17, 2013

Concentration Profile: Strategic Studies

This post is the fifth in an on-going series highlighting SAIS concentrations.
Strategic Studies maybe one of the oldest forms of international relations, in that the art of warfare pre-dates the modern borders and country alliances we understand today, but with rapidly developing technology, the realities and methods of warfare are changing rapidly as well.  Dr. Eliot Cohen, SAIS professor and Director of Strategic Studies, discusses some of the challenges facing global security today.       
To hear Professor Cohen discuss strategic studies further, please click here.
Beyond academics, some extracurricular highlights of the SAIS Strategic Studies program include:
  • Staff Rides: Offered multiple times throughout the year, these trips allow students to conduct a military case study on site.  These student-planned exercise engage students through role play and active participation.  To view a list of previous staff rides, click here.

    (One of our recent student spotlight interviews discussed Staff Rides.)
       
  • Crisis Simulation: In this voluntary exercise, students develop and simulate crisis scenarios to explore and better understand the dynamics of national decision-making and policy response.
       
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts: in this lecture series, organized by John McLaughlin, SAIS Professor and Practitioner-in-Residence, professionals from the defense, intelligence, and foreign affairs community serve as guest lecturers, discussing what it’s really like to work in this profession.
You can learn more about Strategic Studies at SAIS here.
Thanks for reading!
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To read previous entries in this series, please click here.