Learning Materials from the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security


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The Radicalization Puzzle

Lecture/presentation – video. Mohammad Hafez This 20 minute lecture, by Dr. Mohammad Hafez of the Naval Postgraduate School examines the driving factors behind the process of radicalization, turning seemingly ordinary men and women into potential terrorists. The lecture is based… Continue Reading →

Enterprise Gamification

Lecture/presentation — video. Mario Herger. In this hour-long lecture, gamification guru, speaker and author Mario Herger offers his analysis of the art and science of engagement. Gamification is a method of enhancing experiences with game-thinking in order to engage a… Continue Reading →

Finding Bin Laden: Lessons for a New American Way of Intelligence

Lecture/presentation — video. Erik Dahl. In this presentation, CHDS faculty member Erik Dahl discusses the lessons learned from the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden. Although the raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad has been widely discussed, less is… Continue Reading →

Psychology of Globalization

Lecture/presentation — video. Fathali Moghaddam. How does globalization affect people, culture, politics, the environment, and even languages? In this 10 min. presentation, Dr. Fathali Moghaddam (Georgetown University Psychology Dept. and Faculty at CHDS) explains the causes and effects of the… Continue Reading →

Psychology of Dictatorships

Lecture/presentation — video. Fathali Moghaddam. Psychology of Dictatorships: In this topical video essay, Dr. Fathali Moghaddam, Psychology Department, Georgetown University and Instructor at the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security, explains how societal and political conditions can act as a… Continue Reading →


Lecture/presentation — video. Lauren Fernandez and Will Clapham. This series gives students an understanding of what makes a good, readable chart. 3 part lecture series: Watch Introduction to Charts: Watch Chart Selection: Watch Chart Clean-up:

Radicalization and Terrorism in a Global Context

Video.  A discussion between Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism instructors Fathali Moghaddam and Jim Breckenridge.

Homeland Security Education

Lecture/presentation — video. Stanley Supinski. The academic discipline of homeland security has continued to grow at a furious pace. The number of programs and students attending has significantly increased, and, even in today’s economy, so have related job prospects. This… Continue Reading →

The Lucifer Effect

View a six-part video lecture on the The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil by Dr. Philip Zimbardo. The Lucifer Effect raises a fundamental question about the nature of human nature: How is it possible for ordinary, average, even… Continue Reading →

Development of Practical Detection Platforms for Biological Terrorism

Guest Lecture to CHDS Master’s Participants by Dr. Bill Colston.   (Content is available to CHDS program participants only; login required.) Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Outline Part 3: Ignored Threats Part 4: Identify and Characterize Part 5: Detect to Prevent Part… Continue Reading →

Network Warfare

Lecture/presentation — video. John Arquilla. A 45 minute (4 part) lecture on Network Warfare by John Arquilla, Professor, Department of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School. This resource is available to CHDS program participants and requires a login. Part 1:… Continue Reading →

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