The National Security College


The National Security College (NSC) is a unique partnership between the Commonwealth Government and the Australian National University.

We offer specialist graduate studies, professional and executive education, futures analysis, and a national platform for trusted and independent policy dialogue and contestability.

Both trusted and independent, we draw together government, academic, industry and civil society expertise to build whole-of-community perspectives on pressing national security issues facing Australia.

Professor Rory Medcalf is Head of the National Security College. His professional background includes almost three decades of experience across intelligence, think tanks and journalism, including as the inaugural Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute.

Since becoming Head of College in January 2015, Professor Medcalf has led the expansion of the NSC into policy engagement and futures analysis in addition to its core work of academic education, research and executive and professional development.