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Faculty Profiles

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 strategic communications.

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Homeland Security

  • 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 scholarship. 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.

  • Publications
    • 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)
  • Professional memberships
    • Member, Editorial Review Board for Journal for Homeland Security Education
    • Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Policy Institute, The George Washington University
  • Research interests
    • Counterterrorism
    • International homeland security
    • International relations
    • Middle East security issues
    • Homeland security education