Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” - Caesar Chavez


The Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab (LDNS Lab) advances character-driven leadership, diplomacy, and national security education and training in support of the full range of university enterprises. Led by diplomatic and national security professionals, The Lab dedicates itself to learner-centered solutions and thought leadership through a global network of partners employing state of the art learning tools.

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American Diplomacy Project - ASU News

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Graphic Courtesy of Bailey Vidler of ASU Graphic Design

The American Diplomacy Project - Phase II Report, supported by the Una Chapman Cox Foundation and the ASU Leadership, Diplomacy, and National Security Lab, was presented on Sept. 8, 2022 at the ASU Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the project via this ASU News article.

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American Diplomat Podcast - ASU Intern

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Congratulations to ASU Senior Political Science student Lauren Pukalo for being selected as a Diplomacy Podcast Intern with the American Diplomat Podcast, a show that features former and current diplomats' takes on current world affairs. The ASU Leadership, Diplomacy, and National Security Lab, a sponsor of AmDip, is excited to expand our collaboration and engage ASU students!

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AWI Ljubo Filipovic on Montenegro's No-Confidence Vote

ASU World Innovator Ljubo Filipovic, a political analyst from Montenegro, was recently interviewed concerning the recent no-confidence vote that occurred in his country, leading to another fall of its government. Learn more about the Montenegrin political environment and how church-state relations influenced this recent vote in the clip below.

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Lab Topics

By Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster

The Hill

"Learning and celebrating our history should help restore our confidence in who we are as Americans. Pride in nation should not derive from a contrived happy view of history but rather from a recognition that our experiment in freedom and democracy always was and remains a work in progress." 

Democracy, History, Opinion, Leadership, Values, Leadership

By Kseniya Kirillova

The Jamestown Foundation

Montenegrin political analyst and LDNS Lab ASU World Innovator Ljubomir Filipović comments on the impact of Russian information policy and propaganda in Serbia and Europe at large in this Jamestown Foundation piece.

Opinion, World, Politics, Global

By Ambassador Michael C. Polt

The George W. Bush Institute

Leadership, Diplomacy, and National Security Lab Co-Founder and ASU Ambassador-in-Residence Michael C. Polt shares his views on how the West can build a more resilient future, one that fends off the resurgence and ascendancy of autocrats.

Leadership, Values, Leadership , Politics, Democracy, Ethics, Human Rights, Values, World, Ethics

By Laura Silver, Christine Huang, Laura Clancy, Aidan Connaughton, and Sneha Gubbala

PEW Research Center

Americans know a great deal about certain global leaders and institutions...However, as a new Pew Research Center survey shows, Americans are less familiar with other topics...

Global, Leadership, Opinion, Politics


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