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The national security challenges facing the United States of America are complex and constantly evolving.  Too often the debate is dominated by the scramble for short-term political gain by institutions in Washington, DC, with too little input from the rest of the country or from our vast array of educational institutions.

 

The American Security Project (ASP) seeks to challenge this paradigm by partnering with universities in a program designed to elevate debate beyond partisan talking points into an earnest discussion of the national interest.

 

Meeting the Need

Future leaders at universities all across America need to be educated about a range of national security issues.

ASP aims to promote informed debate about the appropriate use of national power in order to cultivate strategic responses to 21st century challenges.

Today’s students require an understanding of the complexities of today’s global challenges – without being misled by empty rhetoric and cherry-picked facts.

ASP is able to provide universities access to this non-partisan strategic thinking.

Our Partners:

University of Central Florida

UCF: Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives

The mission of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives is to sharpen UCF’s international focus. The office helps advance UCF’s goal of providing international emphasis to curricula and research. In addition, it works to expand the university’s efforts to enlarge Central Florida’s awareness and understanding of the interconnectedness of the global community.

University of Tennessee Martin 

 

UTM: Center for International Education

The mission of the Center for International Education is to promote the internationalization of UT Martin students, faculty, and programs, to assist all campus units in developing and implementing international projects, and to provide a forum for the discussion of global issues and of student, faculty, and staff experiences abroad.

The Center will support and coordinate the international activities of campus units, so as to develop synergy among  them, to utilize campus resources cost-effectively, and to maximize the results achieved.

 

  Anderson University

 

 

AU: Political Science and Global Studies Programs

The mission of Anderson University is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson’s political science and global studies programs are designed to transform students into graduates who can understand, evaluate, manage, and shape political events and governmental actions in a manner consistent with a Christian faith perspective.

ASP UPP Details

  • ASP believes it is essential to extend the conversation beyond the Washington, DC. Collaboration with institutions of higher education will enable more audiences to explore divergent viewpoints and engage in meaningful public debate. It will inform and educate our future leaders.
  • Partner Universities gain access to a leading non-partisan national security public policy research organization.
  • Universities will be able to host ASP fellows, board members or Consensus members  at events, including speeches, round tables, press calls and seminars.
  • ASP scholars and university faculty may find opportunities for collaboration to advance the public debate in a constructive manner.
  • Universities would gain access to national media through key output from the program.
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