News from the Bush School

National Security Leadership Program Features Distinguished Speakers

September 01, 2010

By Andrea Roberts
September 1, 2010

The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs welcomed two speakers to campus during June as part of the National Security Leadership Program (NSLP). 

On June 8, David Mosher spoke to NSLP students and guests regarding the challenges of bilateral and multilateral agreements for weapons reductions.  Mr. Mosher is a senior policy analyst for the RAND Corporation and specializes in national security, terrorism, and homeland security issues.  His research focus includes ballistic missile defense; nuclear proliferation; and the terrorist acquisition and use of nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons.

On June 22, Peter S. Usowski gave a presentation to NSLP participants on challenges facing today’s intelligence community.  Mr. Usowski is the director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  He previously served as the CIA’s assistant inspector general for investigations as well as in various analyst and leadership positions in the National Photographic Interpretation Center and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency.

The NSLP was created to provide key Livermore personnel with advanced education in national security issues.  The program, sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Bush School, and the Dwight Look College of Engineering, is a year-long, 12-credit-hour program that includes courses, seminars, and other activities.  Upon completion of the program, participants receive a graduate certificate from Texas A&M University.  Program participants are designated as Fellows of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.