Under the leadership of Co-Founder Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, Professor of Practice Amb. David Scheffer, and Senior Director Kathy Cook, The Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab supports National Security priorities through the Flag Officer Advisory Council, Salute to Service events, cross-University partnerships, and its undergraduate and graduate programs.

National Security Initiatives

Salute to Service

The LDNS Lab and the Office of University Affairs host panel discussions with Arizona Military Leaders and community members during ASU's annual Salute to Service week, which honors alumni, faculty and staff veterans with a series of events on all Arizona State University campuses in celebration of Veterans Day. 

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Flag Officer Advisory Council

The Arizona State University Flag Officer Advisory Council, created in 2014, provides advice and perspective to President Michael M. Crow, Faculty, Staff and Students on matters of national significance. Council members include retired military generals and admirals from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard...

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Defense News

Defense News Early Bird Brief

Featured Event

ASU Forum on Innovating for Competitive Statecraft - Discussion with LTG H.R. McMaster

On Feb. 23, 2023, the ASU Competitive Statecraft Initiative and the ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab co-hosted a discussion on competitive statecraft with ASU Distinguished University Fellow and former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. This event is a precursor to the ASU Forum on Innovating for Competitive Statecraft, which is taking place at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on March 29-31, 2023. 

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