Center for Applied Strategic Learning, National Defense University

About Center for Applied Strategic Learning, National Defense University

The Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL) at the National Defense University (NDU) designs national security exercises, simulations, and wargames in support of the university’s core academic mission. CASL’s mission is to enhance the strategic decision making and critical thinking capabilities of military and civilian leaders from the United States and other countries through strategic-level exercises that represent the complexity of the security environment. CASL exercises challenge participants to address complex problems at a strategic level in a “not for attribution” academic setting. Previous exercises have focused on pressing national security issues such as deterrence, failed states, nuclear proliferation, energy security, counterterrorism, stabilization and reconstruction, national resource strategy, homeland defense, pandemic disease, and regional security challenges.


Research Intern

August 2016 - May 2017 Washington, DC
“I really enjoyed the autonomy and depth of the projects that I was given as an undergraduate intern. This is the kind of internship where your work ethic is directly rewarded with new and interesting experiences. ”
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