Center for National Security and Foreign Affairs (NSFA)
The Center for National Security and Foreign Affairs (NSFA) is a research center that provides critical insights on national and international security and foreign policy solutions through policy-relevant research, education, and engagement with a global perspective. NSFA faculty, fellows and affiliates conduct research and publish policy briefs, reports, articles, and books that inform security and foreign affairs policy on topics of expertise:
- Causes, tactics, strategy, and resolution of international and civil conflict, and political violence
- Territorial & maritime security & disputes
- Indo-Pacific security & economic relations, with a focus on Japan
- U.S. national security strategies
NSFA also leads dialogues to build a deeper understanding of these critical issues among the greater research community, university students, and the general public. NSFA regularly engages the university community and general public on foreign affairs through lectures by prominent officials and scholars, roundtables, and other activities. A number of sponsored events focus on the U.S. relationship with Japan, acknowledging the military and diplomatic legacy of U.S. Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. a World War II Navy veteran and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, for whom the Baker School of Public Policy and Public Affairs is named.
National Security Forum: The U.S. -China Rivalry: Power Politics, National Security, and Economic Engagement with Dr. Krista Wiegand | September 20, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. | Toyota Auditorium
Ashe Lecture: On Ukraine, the Pro Western Actor in Eastern Europe with former Ambassador Marek Ziokowski September 26, 2023 | 5:30pm | Toyota Auditorium, Baker School | Webcast: tiny.utk.edu/asheukraine
National Security Distinguished Lecture: How Disinformation and News Silos Distort Thinking on National Security & Foreign Affairs with Viola Gienger October 17, 2023 | 5:30pm | Toyota Auditorium, Baker School | Webcast: tiny.utk.edu/NSDLGienger
For full list of events and forums for the year, click here.