National Defense University Fellows at Hoover for Informational Visit

Monday, November 29, 2004

The Hoover Institution welcomed students from the International Fellows Program at the National Defense University (NDU) on November 10 for an informational visit. "The NDU event is always of value," said Jim Grosse, Hoover assistant director, "as it provides an additional opportunity for Hoover outreach."

While at Hoover, the fellows heard Hoover and Stanford scholars speak on current issues. In the first presentation, Thomas Henriksen, Hoover senior fellow, spoke on "U.S. Policy toward Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran: Sense or Nonsense?" Next, Philip Yun, Pantech Scholar in Korean Studies, Stanford University, assessed the United States policy toward North Korea's nuclear program in "North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program 101: U.S. Policy…Past, Present and Future." The last presentation, titled "Preventing Terrorism: Legal Issues," was by Abraham Sofaer, who holds the George P. Shultz Senior Fellowship at Hoover.

The International Fellows Program at the NDU provides professional military education to senior military officers and defense officials from friendly nations. The National Defense University, the premier center for joint professional military education, is under the direction of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The university is located at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C. NDU's Joint Forces Staff College is in Norfolk, Va. NDU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.