Security Studies at KSU
Security Studies at Kansas State University is a rigorous interdisciplinary program offering MA and Ph.D degrees for students interested in national security, international affairs, world politics, and transnational problems. It boasts well-published faculty and an international student body. History and political science are the core departments in the Security Studies program, but students draw on expertise and coursework from other disciplines as well. Students range from recent graduates of traditional undergraduate programs to field grade officers in the US military. The diversity of experience among our students is one of its key strengths. Most students plan to use their degrees for professional careers in international affairs.
If you have questions about the Security Studies program, contact the Director of Security Studies Dr. Andrew Long, email@example.com, or the Director of the Institute for Military History Dr. David Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org. Oversight of the program's admissions and academic policies is handled by the program's Faculty Committee.
Security Studies Newsletter
Spring 2015 (pdf)
Have You Heard:
Kate Kidder (Graduate, Krysko) has been named the 2015-2016 Bacevich fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
Bruce Stanley (Ph.D Graduate) has just published "Outsourcing Security: Private Military Contractors and US Foreign Policy" with the University of Nebraska (7-1-15)
Rabia Akhtar (Ph.D Graduate) has been named the founding director of the Centre for Security, Strategy, and Policy Research at the University of Lahore / Pakistan., it is an autonomous policy research centre relating to contemporary security and strategic aspects.Sabri Ciftci (associate professor) was appointed Michael W. Suleiman Chair in Arab and Arab-American Studies (6/30/15)
David R. Stone (Pickett professor of history), appeared on the podcast "New Books in History". Interesting stuff.
Sam Bell (associate professor) was invited to speak at the workshop The Territorial Dimensions of Armed Conflict June 4-6 at the University of TennesseeSam Bell (associate professor), and Carla Martinez Machain (assistant professor) won the Frank J. Klingberg Award for the best paper presented by faculty members at the 2014 annual International Studies Association-Midwest Conference, Nov. 7-9, 2014, in St. Louis, Missouri (6-5-15). "The Effect of U.S. Troop Deployments on Human Rights,"
Sam Bell (assistant professor of Political Science) is had a rewarding Oz to Oz research trip. Moving K-State one step closer to our 2025 research goals. (5-12-15)
Jan Ken Gleiman (Graduate, Dr Kisangani) has an article soon to come out in the inaugural volume of Special Operations Journal on "The American counterculture of war: Supporting foreign insurgents and the American discourse of war." The article originated with work for Prof. Mrozek and Prof. Krysko. (4-23-15)
Rabia Akhtar published a piece on the Iranian nuclear deal: Let It Spin: The Iranian Nuclear Deal and Its Implications for U.S. Non-proliferation Policy (4-6-15)
David Stone (director of the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies) received university recognition (3-2-15) for his publication of "The Russian Army in the Great War: The Eastern Front, 1914-1917."
David Stone (director of the Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies) received Academic Excellence funding to translate a series covering the Russian Civil War, 1918-1921 (2-24-15)
Cheryl Polson (director of Kansas State University's Fort Leavenworth graduate program and associate dean of the Graduate School) recommended KSU for the Council of College and Military Educators Institution Award. K-State Today (2-18-2014) announced that the university is the 2015 recipient of the award.
David Oakley published "Perfection of Process Does Not Equal Perfect Understanding" in the January-February 2015 issue of Military Review on the teaching of design methodology at SAMS.
Rabia Akhtar published a co-authored monograph with Debak Das titled "Nuclear Learning in South Asia: The Levels of Analysis" (2015) with Manohar Publishers (Colombo, Sri Lanka). (2-1-15)
Kristin Mulready-Stone (assistant professor of history) received university recognition (1-26-15) for her publication of her first book, "Mobilizing Shanghai Youth: CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism, and Japanese Collaboration."
Working together makes a difference when obtaining licensed patents. "Patents themselves are good, but licensed patents are better because they indicate that ideas are useful to industry" said Karen J.L. Burg, vice president for research and professor of chemical engineering.
Student Safety is a priority for the State of Kansas. New required Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention program. This program must be completed by all students before school starts on August 24th. This program is designed to help students make healthy decisions, know and understand state laws and K-State campus policies, and know local community resources associated with these topics. (6/20/15)