National Security and University of New Haven

An exciting new partnership with the University of New Haven

Event Overview

The concept of national security dates to the 17th century and the Peace of Westphalia when sovereign nation-states were established. In the modern era, national security broadly seeks to ensure the security and defense of a country, most recently expanding to encompass many unforeseen challenges including threats from non-state actors, cyber warfare, economic instruments of statecraft, and environmental degradation.

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts in various regions continue to shape security policies, prompting a delicate balance between diplomacy and defense strategies.

uOttawa PDI hosted an insightful discussion on the broad evolution of national security presented by Dr. Treistman from the University of New Haven. This event also feature information on the new partnership between uOttawa PDI and the University of New Haven, offering great learning opportunities.


  • Government and private sector employees
  • Decision-makers dealing with security intelligence, foreign policy, law enforcement, support to military, external review, and risk management assessments
  • Anyone interested in National Security Intelligence

Partnership with the University of New Haven

uOttawa PDI participants are eligible to receive tuition discounts in a University of New Haven national security degree or certificate. Learn more.


Jeffrey Treistman

Dr. Treistman is an Associate Professor and Chair of National Security at the University of New Haven. Prior to coming to the University of New Haven, Dr. Treistman was a Research Assistant at the Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism. He also served as a consultant to the Department of Defense’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) and was a Policy Advisor for the Department of State in Iraq. Dr. Treistman currently sits on the editorial board for the journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. His research interests focus on military policy, international relations, asymmetric war, and terrorism.


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