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Bush School Faculty Publish Public National Security Reform Book

June 08, 2010

June 4, 2010

Questions about whether current theories, concepts and practices for understanding America’s role in the world and our ability to make effective—and ethical—changes in national security policy have been addressed in a collection of essays edited by Bush School scholars Dr. Joseph Cerami and Dr. Jeffrey Engel.

Cerami directs the Bush School’s Public Leadership Program; Engel is Director of Programming for the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.

Rethinking Leadership and “Whole of Government” National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospects, was published by the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. The book’s contributors are noted scholars from the U.S. and the United Kingdom, each of whom addresses a specific topic related to national security reform and the ethical leadership needed to implement necessary changes.

They note that even after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, the nation’s security system   remains essentially as it was designed in the National Security Act of 1947. The chapter authors offer practical and theoretical suggestions for reforming the nation’s security needs to address its 21st century threats, while simultaneously developing the kind of effective and ethical leaders necessary to create a 21st century national security system.

The book is available and can be downloaded or a hard copy ordered free of charge at

For more information contact:  Susan L. Robertson, Director, Communications and External Relations, Bush School of Government and Public Service, 979.862.8845, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)