Policy Exchange: Understanding the National Security Council and Its Role

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You’re invited to attend a virtual session for prospective students to learn more about the Schar School of Policy and Government and our graduate programs.

What is the National Security Council? Why was it created, and why is it important? Join the Schar School as we discuss the significance of the National Security Council and its role in advising national security and foreign policy matters. 

DATE: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. ET (Virtual Event)
FEATURING: Professor Ellen Laipson and Larry Pfeiffer




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Professor Ellen Laipson is director of the Schar School's Master's in International Security program and Center for Security Policy Studies. Following a distinguished 25-year career in government and as president and CEO of the Stimson Center, she serves on a number of academic and other non-governmental boards related to international security and diplomacy.

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Larry Pfeiffer is director of the Schar School's Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security. He is a highly respected and recognized expert in the areas of national and homeland security policy, crisis management, intelligence strategy, analysis and collection, overt and covert operations, and budgetary matters.