World-class Faculty

Students take coursework from renowned scholars and accomplished practitioners and have many opportunities to interact with the faculty who build and teach their courses.

Thoughtful, individualized feedback on student submissions is a hallmark of the program, with a focus on developing critical thinkers with the skills to analyze, discuss, and communicate complex ideas about contemporary problems.

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Our Faculty

Ian Anderson

Faculty Associate

Enterprise Security Manager at OGE Energy Corp

Teaches: Overview of Cybersecurity; Cybersec Planning and Strategy

Peter Bergen

Professor of Practice, Co-Director of the Future Security Initiative

Peter Bergen is Vice President of Global Studies & Fellows and the Director of the Future Security program at New America and Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University.

Teaches: Terrorism and Insurgency

Anika Binnendijk

Professor of Practice

RAND Political Scientist
Former policy advisor to the assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
Former policy advisor to the Secretary of State on Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, the Caucasus, and NATO;
prior to that on Iran and Persian Gulf

Teaches: Emerging Technologies

Matthew Cavanaugh

Professor of Practice

US Army Strategist
Co-founder / Fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point

Teaches: Strategy for Armed Conflict

Alicia Ellis

Teaching Asst. Professor & Director

Former Presidential Management Fellow
Former Policy Analyst at U.S. Department of State
Former Captain, U.S. Air Force

Teaches: War, Conflict, & Security; Global Trends, Security and the Global Economy

Anand Gopal

Assistant Research Professor

Award-Winning Author and Journalist

Sarah Holewinski

Professor of Practice

Washington Director at Human Rights Watch
Former Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on use of force and human rights issues
Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations
Former Executive Director of Center for Civilians in Conflict

Teaches: Human Rights and Armed Conflict

Thomas Just

Teaching Asst. Professor

Former Assistant to the Director of African and Middle Eastern Affairs, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Former Congressional Aide, Office of U.S. Representative Thomas E. Petri

Teaches: U.S. Politics of Security; Comparative Studies of Conflict

Azmat Khan

Professor of Practice

Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter

Teaches: Conflict Reporting

David Kilcullen

Professor of Practice

Top 100 Global Thinkers, Foreign Policy
Former Chief Strategist, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S Dept of State
Former Special Advisor for Counterinsurgency to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice

Teaches: Adaptation & Military Innovation Since the Cold War; Urbanization, Security, and Conflict

Jonathan Kinkel

Teaching Asst. Professor
Teaches: Global Politics of Security; Understanding Conflict and War

Jeff Kubiak

MA in Global Security Program Co-Director, Professor of Practice

Former Director, Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy Program, US Army School of Advanced Military Studies
Colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired)

Teaches: War, Conflict and Security; Directs Capstone program

Ajit Maan

Professor of Practice

Defense and Security Strategist
Author of Counter-Terrorism: Narrative Strategies

Teaches: Narrative Conflict

Andrew Maher

Professor of Practice

Former Officer in the Australian Army

Teaches: Military Adaptation and Innovation

Kyle Ramsay

Professor of Practice
Teaches: War, Conflict & Security

Candace Rondeaux

Professor of Practice

Director, Future Frontlines
Former Strategic Advisor to the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Teaches: Governance in Post-Conflict and Transitional Contexts; Proxy Warfare: Strategic Thinking and History; Open-Source Intelligence

Daniel Rothenberg

MA in Global Security Program Co-Director, Professor of Practice, Center on the Future of War Co-Director
Teaches: Law of War

Robert Schmidle

Professor of Practice, University Advisor on Cyber Capabilities and Conflict Studies

First Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command
Lt. General (retired)

Teaches: Cybersecurity Planning & Strategy; Overview of Cybersecurity

David Scheffer

Professor of Practice

First United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Teaches: International Criminal Tribunals & Global Security; Law of War

Peter Singer

Professor of Practice

Strategist at New America
Named one of 100 most influential people in defense issues (Defense One)
Named one of Top 100 Global Thinkers List (Foreign Policy)
New York Times Bestselling author
The premier futurist in the national-security environment (Wall Street Journal)

Teaches: Future of War; Cybersecurity Threats and Trends; Cybersecurity, Global Politics and Resiliency

Isaiah Wilson

Professor of Practice

President, Joint Special Operations University
Former Director, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

Teaches: Understanding Great Power Competition

Scott Whittaker

Professor of Practice, Chief Information Security Officer at a high-tech startup

Professor of Practice, Chief Information Security Officer at a high-tech startup

Teaches: Overview of Cybersecurity; Cyber Threats & Trends; Cybersecurity, Global Politics, and Resiliency

Thorin Wright

Associate Professor, Associate Director of Graduate Studies
Teaches: Global Trends

Jan ("Ken") Gleiman

Professor of Practice

U.S. Army colonel (retired), former Army Strategist; former Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities

Teaches: Security Studies, Irregular Warfare

Victor Peskin

Associate Professor

Bio:  Author of International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans: Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation  (named CHOICE 2008 Outstanding Academic Title)

Teaches:  International Criminal Tribunals & Global Security

Keith Brown


Bio: Director, Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies

Teaches: Post-Soviet Geopolitics

George Poste

Del E. Webb Professor of Health Innovation

Bio: Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative; R&D Scientist of the Year by R&D Magazine; Former Member, Defense Science Board (U.S. Department of Defense)

Teaches: Overview of Biosecurity