Student national security teams present at USSTRATCOM

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Thu, 05/11/2017 - 23:23

On May 9, students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln national security undergraduate research teams presented their final projects at USSTRATCOM at Offutt AFB in Bellevue, Nebraska.

The presentations were a culmination of months of research and writing that focused on deterrence and assurance topics provided by USSTRATCOM through the Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, of which UNL is a founding member.

Each undergraduate research team is lead by a UNL faculty member and is formed in the fall when USSTRATCOM releases their annual research questions.  

UNL students were able to present their final projects with topics including a futures analysis of Chinese ambitions in the South China Sea, the development of hypersonic weapons and the strategic partnerships in East Asia to USSTRATCOM analysts.

The student teams were able to receive feedback on their final projects and all were encouraged to continue to develop their projects for the 2017 Deterrence Symposium. The day’s activities culminated with a tour of the headquarters building.

This is just one of the growing number of interactions between the UNL political science department and national security program and USSTRATCOM.