What to Expect From Harvard’s Defense Policy College (Defense Policy)
A major defense policy college opened its doors at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, on Thursday to the graduating class of 2019.
The first of the four-year program will teach the foundational concepts of war and security policy and prepare students for future careers in the U.S. military.
The College of Defense Policy, or DCP, is a small group of Harvard graduates who are working on defense policy, national security policy, and foreign policy.
The first class of students will graduate from the program on May 31.
The program is the latest move in a long history of defense policy and national security programs at Harvard.
Prior to that, the College of Arts and Sciences launched its defense policy program in 2013, and the School of International Service launched its program in 2016.
In recent years, the college has expanded its programs and expanded its scope to include more subjects, including foreign affairs and security studies, as well as political science, history, and economics.
The defense policy faculty will be in charge of advising the student and advising the students on the school’s curricula.
The program will be open to all undergraduate and graduate students, and it will not be offered in partnership with Harvard.
The DCP is expected to draw on the expertise of leading national security scholars, including defense secretaries, and others who have served in national security and defense policy roles at Harvard over the past three decades.
Among the current faculty members at the college are James Woolsey, the former national security adviser for President Donald Trump; David A. Cohen, a former deputy secretary of state; and James Lewis, a retired Marine Corps colonel.
The class of freshmen who will join the DCP will be divided into three classes, each of which will consist of two students, each in their first semester.
The students will complete three weeks of classes in which they will take courses on the history of the United States and on international affairs, foreign policy, war and peace, defense strategy, and military operations.
They will also be encouraged to study current events and to research the current state of U.N. peacekeeping operations.
The school’s first class, which is scheduled to enroll next year, will be the first in a series of DCP classes that are expected to begin in 2020.
The college has been offering a defense policy major for years and will offer more courses and a broader curriculum this fall.
The current class of about 400 students has a combined grade point average of 2.7.