Complimentary Parking

Complimentary parking for the Harper Center is available:

  • 20th Street Garage 
  • Visitor Lot
  • 24th Street Garage
  • additional spaces and lots along Cass Street

See highlighted Map of parking areas surrounding the Harper Center and the Skutt Student Center.


"Rethinking Deterrence and Assurance in a Globalized World" Conference and Workshop

Creighton University is hosting the Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance conference and Workshop, supported by United States Strategic Command (USSTTRATCOM) on March 9-10, 2017 in the Harper Center.

This two-day conference will feature an alliance member-only Tabletop Exercise focused on deterrence issues; a security-focused job fair; two panels of presentations; and workshops sessions. The conference includes an evening reception with keynote on Thursday, as well as lunch and an involvement fair on Friday. The conference is free and open to the public.

Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference and Workshop Agenda

Find out more about the Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance, please visit the website. (

Call for Papers Abstract/Proposals:

The theme for the event is “Rethinking Deterrence and Assurance in a Globalized World.” Participants will examine the concepts and roles of strategic deterrence and assurance in a diverse, complex, and uncertain security environment.

The call for paper abstracts/proposals is now CLOSED.


October 30, 2016

Call for paper abstracts/proposals

January 6, 2017

Paper abstracts/proposals due

January 31, 2017

Acceptance notifications and confirmation of panel members

February 17, 2017

Deadline for registration

February 17, 2017

Workshop papers submitted to panel chairs

March 9-10, 2017

Deterrence & Assurance Workshop


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Element Hotel in Midtown Crossing. Please follow this link: Creighton Deterrence & Assurance Conference (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)

The Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance

The goal for the Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance is to strengthen and regularize collaborative relationships and interactions between defense and academic institutions to stimulate new thinking and develop future generations of deterrence practitioners.

Efforts include creating venues for academic communication and collaboration in the form of a website, an annual workshop, speaking engagements, a deterrence focused journal, and current and future research.


Bellevue University
Colorado State University
Creighton University
Georgetown University
Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University/APL
Kansas State University
Louisiana Tech University
Missouri State University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Stanford University
Yale University
University of Arizona
University of California San Diego
University of Denver
University of Kansas
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of New Mexico
University of Northern Iowa
University of Tennessee
Air University
DTRA Nuclear Weapons School
National Defense University
School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies, Global Strike Command
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Naval War College


Defence and Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL), United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (UK MOD)
Defence Forces, Canada
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)