The McNair Strategic Partnership

McNair Partners

The NDU Foundation leverages select public private partnerships and investments to produce innovative and collaborative solutions that involve our nations’ most pressing national security issues. Partnering with NDU Foundation offers corporations relevant opportunities for insight into current national security issues, empowering business leaders to adapt operational strategies to align with evolving national security perspectives.

McNair Partners are leaders in their industries who advise, guide, and engage with strategic thinkers and global experts who can influence and drive innovation, support NDU faculty excellence and research, expand student success, nurture robust international engagement, and contribute leading edge infrastructure and education capabilities.

National Security Briefing - Chicago 2019

Our Investment and Funding Opportunities Include

Faculty Excellence & Research

These funds are distributed to specific projects that help recruit and retain best-in-class faculty at NDU and contribute to national defense, national security, and global peacekeeping knowledge and policy innovation.

Student Success and Research Experiences

McNair Partners expand opportunities for student research travel to promote industry engagement and facilitate student research and analysis of critical national security policy and defense strategy.

International Relationships

NDU Foundation prioritizes programs supporting the international students and their families with the aim of building and maintaining these important international relationships.

The McNair Partnership convenes experts and thought leaders around complex issues, highlighting the expertise of McNair Partners and raising Partner profiles in the policy and national security community.  There is a strong value proposition for corporations and patriotic philanthropists interested in national security.  Given the complex geopolitical challenges faced by our nation and the world, there is an urgency to ensuring our military leaders and coalition partners are prepared at the highest levels of strategic thinking and leadership.

The NDU Foundation is seeking select private sector partners who want to network and collaborate with strategic thinkers and global experts to influence and drive innovation.  McNair Partners are an integral part of the private sector network at the nexus of the work that the NDU Foundation leads on behalf of NDU.

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