Energy Policy and Climate/Science, Technology, and International Security

The Certificate in Science, Technology and International Security is no longer accepting applicants. However, the MS in Energy Policy and Climate continues unchanged. Students presently in the Combined MS in Energy Policy and Climate/Certificate in Science and Technology program will be able to finish as normal.
Concerns over energy accessibility and challenges associated with climate change are as national security issues. Energy is one of the most commonly alleged causes of war and other international disputes, and the impacts of climate change are increasingly seen as destabilizing forces. Moreover, energy issues are substantial constraints on military operations.

This combined program will provide students solid training in both energy policy and national security, with an opportunity to develop a capstone project that can demonstrate synthesis of knowledge in both fields.

For students in either the MS in Energy Policy and Climate or the Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security, the ability to pursue both credentials will help facilitate their goals for professional advancement by providing expertise in the policy language of security along with the scientific expertise garnered through this combined program.

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

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Mavericks of War: A Discussion with Dr. Jason S. Ridler

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Dr. Jason Ridler

Dr. Mark Stout sits down with Dr. Jason Ridler to talk about his book Mavericks of War: The Unconventional, Unorthodox Innovators and Thinkers, Scholars, and Outsiders Who Mastered the Art of War published in 2018. Dr. Ridler describes a cast of characters from T.E. Lawrence during World War I to the British pacifist Emma Sky who served as political adviser to General Ray Odierno, the Commanding General of Multi-National Corps – Iraq. Along the way, he and Mark discuss what defines these mavericks and what makes them successful or unsuccessful.


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