Nadav Morag, Ph.D.
University Dean, Security Studies
Stevenson Ranch, CA
Homeland security specialist. Intelligence & foreign policy expert. Analytical thinker.
- Ph.D., Political Science, Tel Aviv University (1999)
- MA, Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles (1989)
- BA, Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles (1987)
Dr. Nadav Morag is Deputy Director for Policy Research and a faculty member at
the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, Naval Postgraduate School, and
teaches senior federal, state and local homeland security officials selected and
funded by the Department of Homeland Security within the context of the center’s
Master’s in Homeland Security program.
He also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at
The George Washington University, and serves as a Consultant to the
Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense. He was a Senior
Fellow at the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University,
and was a member of the Los Angeles and Orange County Sheriff’s Departments’
Homeland Security Advisory Council.
In 2001, Dr. Morag took a position as senior Director for Domestic Policy and
later served as senior Director for Foreign Policy at Israel’s National Security
Council (NSC), Prime Minister’s Office.
At the Israeli NSC, Morag worked with a team of ten other senior officials – from
the Israeli Military, Domestic Security Service, Mossad, Foreign Ministry, and
police – to develop policy recommendations based on intelligence and other
sources for then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on matters of national security,
including counterterrorism policy, bilateral security relations with a number of
regional countries and Europe, and the development of a national security policy
for the Israeli national police.
He also served as a reserve officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the areas
of education/training, and subsequently in the Army Spokesperson’s Office as an
advisor to the chief spokesperson of the IDF on public affairs, media relations and
Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU
Why are YOU IN?
Higher education focuses on providing knowledge; but more importantly, on
providing students with the analytical and cognitive tools to obtain and process
information and reach sound conclusions. Higher education also focuses on
expanding the knowledge in various fields through strong research and
Learn Nadav’s CTU Story. Link http://ctustories.com/posts/view/611
What is your teaching philosophy?
It is not the role of the university to educate the student … that is ultimately the student’s job. The university’s role is to provide information and tools, but the student needs to take ownership of his/her education. Student success will come
from the thirst to learn and the drive to succeed.
Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?
I enjoy reading, fitness and scuba diving.
- Morag, N. The Economic and Social Effects of Intensive Terrorism: Israel
2000-2004. Middle East Review of International Affairs.
- Morag, N. Measuring Success in Coping with Terrorism: The Israeli Case.
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.
- Morag, N. The National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism:
An Assessment. Homeland Security Affairs.
- Morag, N. (2000). Unambiguous Ambiguity: The Opacity of the Oslo
Peace Process in Israel. The First Hundred Years, Volume II: From War
to Peace? (Frank Cass).
- Morag, N. (2010). "Foreign Intelligence and Counterterrorism: An Israeli
Perspective." Homeland Security and Intelligence, ed. By Keith G. Logan
(Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2010).
- Morag, N. (2011). Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons.
(Wiley and Sons).
- Blog contributor for Security Brief online.
Awards or achievements
- Recipient of LCDR David L. Williams Outstanding Professor Award from
the Naval Postgraduate School (2009)
- Member, Editorial Review Board for Journal for Homeland Security Education
- Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The George
- International homeland security
- International relations
- Middle East security issues
- Homeland security education