Our students

Our students are part of a vibrant program of research, education and training at cutting the edge of national security policy-making. Their careers span government, defence, diplomacy, private industry, the media and non-government organisations.

Timothy Naylor

Bolstering biosecurity and broadening horizons

8 November 2017

Dr Timothy Naylor, a veterinarian and scientist, is pursuing his lifelong passion for politics and history with a Master of National Security Policy.

Rohit Alok

In search of answers to shared security questions

5 October 2017

New Delhi-born and Mumbai-raised journalist Rohit Alok has never stopped looking for answers – or asking questions.

Yasmin Hassen

At the nexus of terrorism and aid

18 September 2017

Meet our doctoral scholar Yasmin Hassen.

Floranesia Lantang

Building skills for development and defence

25 August 2017

Floranesia Lantang hopes to use the skills she is learning as part of her Masters for community development and border security in Papua province.

Penny Maher

From Japan to national security and back again

25 August 2017

Penny Maher is using her Advanced Masters to look at Japanese national security from a different angle.

James Mortensen, PhD candidate at the National Security College

Infinite hoops in life and quidditch – Q&A with ANU quidditch coach

5 July 2017

James Mortensen started his doctoral studies at the National Security College (NSC) two years ago. His journey to NSC has been full of adventures in...

NSC student Daniela Garcia

Multilateral and multi-talented

10 May 2017

Ecuadorian career diplomat Daniela Garcia is on her second graduate degree: the Master of National Security Policy (Advanced) at the NSC.

Doctoral scholar probes Australia's Africa policy

Doctoral scholar probes Australia's Africa policy

28 November 2016

PhD student Nikola Pijovic highlights NSC's link between academia and policymaking.

From Mongolia to Master of National Security

From Mongolia to Master of National Security

25 November 2016

When Mongolian national Enkh-Orshikh Khurlee was looking to pursue postgraduate studies in Australia, he says the Master of National Security Policy at...

Blending business and trade with national security study

Blending business and trade with national security study

21 October 2016

When Master of National Security Policy student Patricia Dias joined the NSC, it was the start of a significant career change.

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