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Gray Networks: NPS uses social network analysis to cast a bright light on maritime awareness
On November 25, 2018, a large commercial cargo ship suddenly parked itself under the recently-constructed Crimean Bridge over the Kerch Strait, preventing three Ukrainian Navy vessels from reaching th... Read More

NPS Sleep Research Takes on Amphibious Operations
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently led a research mission across the Pacific Ocean which may vastly improve the Navy’s understanding of how sleep can boost crew performance during arduous am... Read More

Student-led wargaming offers insights, analyses into future conflict
The U.S. stands at the brink of war with a peer adversary, and Navy and Marine Corps leaders need to figure out how to best position our forces and interoperate with our allies in the Australian Defen... Read More

NPS researchers honored with regional clean air award
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) received Monterey area community recognition recently for its efforts to reduce the Navy’s carbon footprint in developing alternative energy technology. Lecturer D... Read More

International Day Showcases Cultural Diversity at NPS
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) International Executive Committee (IEC) hosted its annual International Day on the university’s Academic Quad showcasing the diversity and culture of its internatio... Read More

Int’l Crisis Negotiation Exercise Draws Students from Across the Region
Students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and four other regional academic institutions took an opportunity to refine their skills in... Read More

CHDS grads examine wicked problems through innovative HSx program
A cohort of top graduates from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) returned to their alma mater to participate in an innovative program to examine wicke... Read More

Future Educational Landscape Discussed During TLC’s Latest Open Forum
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, faculty and staff attended the latest Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) Open Forum, Nov. 8, to learn how big data could potentially be used to shape educati... Read More

Marine FASNCOs Bridge Experience With NPS Coursework
During a lecture on the history of Turkey, a Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) professor describes an environment of tension and conflict. For U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Bruce Villasenor, it sounded ... Read More

NSA Guest Speaker Shares Latest Research on Youth in Terrorism
From lethal suicide bombings to savvy propaganda, the Islamic State continues to use children from around the world to wage war. Dr. Mia Bloom, world-renown expert on terrorism and political violence... Read More

NSA Professor’s Latest Book Details the Power of Narratives in Afghanistan
Dr. Thomas H. Johnson, Associate Research Professor in the NPS Department of National Security Affairs, released his latest book, “Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan C... Read More

NPS Students’ Theses Offer Unique Insight, Perspectives on ISIS
In June of 2014, a branch of al-Qaida previously known as the “Organization of Monotheism and Jihad” proclaimed itself an Islamic State caliphate in order to establish a unified political and military... Read More

Afghanistan’s Top Diplomat Reaches Out to NPS
Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, Afghan Ambassador to the United States, delivered a thought-provoking and insightful guest lecture to an audience of NPS students, faculty and staff in the Mechanical and Aerospac... Read More

MEP Catherine Stihler Offers a Unique Perspective on Brexit to NPS Students
Catherine Stihler, member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Rector of the University of St. Andrews, offered her unique insights into the United Kingdom’s (UK) departure from the European Union (EU... Read More

NPS Professor Brings ‘Elementary’ Lessons in Coding to Regional School
In support of National Computer Science Education Week, NPS Department of Applied Mathematics Associate Professor Dr. Ralucca Gera helped plan a series of educational events for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade... Read More

Navy’s Use of Sleep-Optimized Watchbill Continues to Rise
“The judge said, ‘If the Lieutenant j.g. had veered left instead of right he could have killed someone. In my mind he got behind the wheel equivalent of being drunk … and I blame you for this, you’re ... Read More

NPS Faculty Deploy With USS Eisenhower
When the USS Eisenhower arrived to Mediterranean Sea last week, a cadre of faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and other universities across the nation were part of the crew. Dr. Heather... Read More

NPS Academics Quietly Contribute to International Diplomacy Efforts
Unbeknownst to the general public, academics and subject matter experts from universities and think tanks quietly contribute to international diplomacy through what are known as track II talks - infor... Read More

NPS Students Participate in Int'l Negotiation Exercise at MIIS
Imagine trying to resolve a conflict that has been going on for decades, where all sides are firmly and passionately entrenched in their own diverse perspectives. Thanks to a program created by the U.... Read More

NPS Panel Discusses ISIS Expansion, Policy Options
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis, the Naval War College (NWC) Monterey, and the Global Education Community Collaboration Online (GlobalECCO) counter terrorism progr... Read More

CCMR Helps Mediterranean Partners Address Crisis in Illegal Migration
Maritime security experts from some 19 littoral and associated Mediterranean nations, international and regional law enforcement and security organizations, U.S. Combatant Commands and think tanks rec... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Champions Design Thinking’s Problem-Solving Potential
At a recent commencement address, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis (DA) Professor and Chair Dr. John Arquilla discussed the “big, game-changing ideas” percolating at NPS,... Read More

NPS Helps Northern Africa Improve Border Security Through Series of Workshops
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Department of Defense Analysis has spent the first quarter of 2014 assisting Northern African nations improve the security of their land and sea borders through a serie... Read More

NPS, Moroccan Border Security Officers Explore State Responses to Extremism
U.S Ambassador Frank Urbancic, a regional attaché with the State Department’s non-proliferation office, recently traveled with a contingent of Moroccan border security professionals to the Naval Postg... Read More

NPS Certificate Program Preps Officers for Assignment in the Pacific Rim
In response to a call to action from the Navy’s Office of Foreign Language, Regional Expertise and Culture, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is currently funneling a select group of officers throug... Read More

Minerva Initiative to Fund Two NPS Faculty-led Research Projects
When the Minerva Initiative announced its 2013 selection of university-led proposals to fund, researchers from nearly 35 academic institutions, including seven non-U.S. universities, received approval... Read More

NPS Professor Given Rare Access to Turkmen Archives
Nestled among the high plains, nearly impenetrable mountains, and black sands of Central Asia sits an ancient, but little known nation. Turkmenistan is one of the five countries of former Soviet Centr... Read More

NPS Student Uses Social Science Background to Promote Change
When Naval Postgraduate School Mechanical Engineering student Lt. Ryan Hilger sees a need for change, he turns to his background in social science to engage people in conversation around the issue. It... Read More

NPS, Brazilian Government Hold Joint Workshop on Fiscal Transparency and Accountability
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty at the Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) recently conducted a Domestic Finance for Development (DF4D) workshop in Brasilia, Brazil. As the designat... Read More

NPS Faculty Member Co-Authors Definitive Handbook on Contingency Contracting
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Senior Lecturer E. Cory Yoder recently co-authored the fourth edition of the Defense Contingency Contracting Handbook (DCCHB). Contract procurement during contingency ... Read More

Student Dissertation Explores Privatization of Global Security
It may not be immediately obvious how a focus in environmental resource policy could lead one to ask the tough questions about the privatization of global security, but for Naval Postgraduate School (... Read More

SOUTHCOM Commander Gen. Douglas Fraser Briefs NPS Regional Studies Students, FAOs
Naval Postgraduate School students in the National Security Affairs Western Hemisphere curriculum and regional Foreign Area Officers gathered in Glasgow Hall on the university campus for a detailed br... Read More

Former CJCS Advisor Capt. Wayne Porter Fills New Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity
The NPS community recently welcomed alumnus Capt. Wayne Porter as the new Chair of Systemic Strategy and Complexity under the Global Public Policy Academic Group. Porter most recently served as the sp... Read More

NPS Explores Joint Research, Education Programs with India’s Peer Defense Institutions
A new and promising partnership between NPS and India’s peer defense institutions has emerged in response to U.S. leaders calling for collaboration between the two countries. Last year, President Bara... Read More

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Addresses Student Questions About Arab Spring
Since late 2010, the “Arab Spring" has brought the spotlight of the world onto North African and Middle Eastern countries in the thick of political protests and countrywide unrest. For Libya, the tens... Read More

NPS Alumnus Leads Multinational Humanitarian Operations in the Pacific
When the Pacific Partnership 2011 (PP11) Team completed the final phase of its five-month mission, July 15, Mission Commander Capt. Jesse Wilson reflected on the U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored humanitar... Read More

Inaugural COA Forum Emphasizes the Importance of U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa
The African continent has long been recognized as a vast land with nations in various stages of transition – some nations seek prosperity with planned pathways to it, while others are rife with instab... Read More

NPS Faculty Deliver Cultural Education While Deployed with the Fleet
For soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deploying to unfamiliar regions, the challenging cultural, political and social differences can add to the pressures of the job at hand. Members of the U.S. m... Read More

NPS Professor Tapped as Top Political Adviser to Canada’s Commander, Task Force Kandahar
At a critical turning point in the war in Afghanistan, Naval Postgraduate School Professor of National Security Affairs Thomas Johnson has been tapped to be the senior political aide and counterinsurg... Read More

NPS Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious National Fellowship
Naval Postgraduate School Oceanography doctoral student Jenna Brown has been selected by the Office of Naval Research to receive the highly competitive National Defense Science and Engineering Graduat... Read More

NPS Leads International Partnerships for Building Peace Through Prevention
Military strategists have long valued the power of maintaining peace through the prevention of war, but perhaps its emphasis could never be stronger than it is right now. Case in point, the Maritime S... Read More

Global Public Policy Academic Group Holds Global Challenges Program in Geneva
The inaugural program, “Global Challenges: Leadership and Cooperation in Complex Environments,” was held from 15-20 November at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), in Geneva, Switzerland. Th... Read More

Workshop Explores Bond Between Economic Recovery and International Stability
At the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS), educational programs explore methods for creating jobs and rebuilding livelihoods in post-conflict enviro... Read More