The ANU National Security College programs are developed and facilitated by experienced officials from the Australian Government and both academic and professional staff from ANU. The College’s unique nature as a Commonwealth-ANU partnership allows us to bring together academic experts and senior policy practitioners from Australia and across the world. We have an unparalleled register of more than 400 experts—including current and former policy leaders—who deliver into our programs to ensure the highest standard of policy relevant expertise. The pedagogical approach emphasises independence and diversity of views among our presenters. We pride ourselves on highly interactive methodologies. Programs include opportunities for open and trusted interaction with outstanding policy leaders and we make extensive use of syndicate groups, panel discussions, case studies, hypotheticals and scenarios to test and develop ideas. These exercises provide participants the opportunity to take key themes from presentations and apply them to practical questions of national security policy-making and implementation. Where we can, we also internationalise the experience through videoconferencing with experts and diplomatic missions overseas.
We like to challenge participants to broaden their horizons while emphasising the ‘so what?’ for policy. Our program design and delivery process is built around consultation, ensuring that programs are consistent with national security practitioner expectations and requirements. Participants benefit from our highly professional program administration and logistics and dedicated program management team. Days at the ANU National Security College are full, and you can expect to be completely immersed in the learning and networking experience. View the calendar or learn about our offerings below.