Key regional security concerns and advanced technologies shape many of today’s headlines. In response to these current events, this course’s regional focus areas will include the Korean peninsula, the South and East China Seas, Ukraine, and Iran.
Technologies explored will include missile defense systems, hypersonic vehicles, nuclear stockpile and deterrence concepts and autonomous platforms like drones. Expert speakers will be followed by an in-depth discussion of both the technologies and their policy implications.
Students can take this course for 1, 2 or 3 units. One unit will require reading and participation, two units will require an additional end-quarter assignment, and three units will require an additional mid-quarter assignment.
- James Ellis Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
- National security space protection and defense
- Geographic hotspots
- Current defense technology thrusts
- Technology policy
- The realities of cyber warfare
Note on Course Availability
The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.
1.0 - 3.0