UVA Today: How Philip Potter Navigates 21st-Century National Security Policy

Philip Potter directs the National Security Policy Center, which fosters a dialogue between students and faculty members on Grounds and decision-makers in Washington. (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

[UVA TODAY] November 07, 2019- Since its inception in 2018, the National Security Policy Center at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy has made something of a name for itself.

Under the direction of Batten School associate professor Philip K. Potter, who also holds a dual appointment in UVA’s Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, the center has managed, in only a short amount of time, to forge new partnerships on and off Grounds, become a leading resource for government agencies and spearhead new courses aimed at enhancing students’ knowledge of security challenges facing the U.S. today. The center’s active role in the defense community demonstrates its high level of engagement and its ability to play an important role in shaping national security policy in the 21st century.

UVA Today had the chance to sit down with Potter to discuss how the center has matured in the last year, upcoming projects, the significance behind some of its most recent partnerships and academic programs, and what the future holds both for the center and the current national security policy milieu.

To access the full article, please visit UVA TODAY to learn about Professor Potter's insights on National Security Policy in the 21st Century.