We sit at a crossroads where global security threats and instability threaten to pervade and potentially transform society in ways we have not contemplated in the past. These global conflicts and security issues have dimensions that are both technical and social in nature, and both must be confronted in devising pathways to greater security.

What can world-class research universities do to further advance our understanding of security issues, and to catalyze greater innovation in defense?

Access DoD Resources in Response to COVID-19

April 2, 2020

The Department of Defense has created a central location for entities supporting the DoD to find COVID-19 related...

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FORCES Speaker Series: Dr. Sean Barnett - Implications of National Security for Energy Policy

April 21, 2020

Purdue alumnus Dr. Sean Barnett (PhD from MIT, JD from Georgetown) is a Senior Engineer with the RAND Corporation, where he works mostly on US Army operations, force structure assessments and wargaming.  Over the course of his 30-year career he has worked in the fields of defense posture and basing, strategic materials requirements, nuclear defense, and combat modeling. Between stints supporting the Department of Defense, he practiced law for the nuclear power industry.  He obtained his BS in nuclear engineering from Purdue in 1985.

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