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Derek S. Reveron, Ph.D.

Derek S. Reveron, Ph.D.

National Security Affairs
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Dr. Reveron is the Director of Security Strategies, a Professor of National Security Affairs and the EMC Informationist Chair at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He specializes in strategy development, non-state security challenges, intelligence, and U.S. defense policy. He has authored or edited seven books. The latest are Cyberspace and National Security (2012), Human Security in a Borderless World (2011), and Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the U.S. Military (2010).

Dr. Reveron has lectured on strategy and international security in more than twenty countries, primarily in South America and East and Southern Africa. As a serving officer in the Navy Reserves, he has served in Navy and joint units to include the National Military Command Center, NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan. He currently commands a unit in support of US Southern Command.
Dr. Reveron is a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University where he co-teaches a course on contemporary national security challenges. He serves as an editorial board member of the Naval War College Review and is a contributing editor to the New Atlanticist, the blog for the Atlantic Council of the United States. A frequent commentator on international security issues, regional and national media outlets regularly interview him.
Before joining the Naval War College faculty in 2004, Dr. Reveron taught political science at the U.S. Naval Academy. During graduate school, he formulated, implemented and evaluated democracy promotion programs for the NGO Heartland International. He received a diploma from the Naval War College, an MA in political science and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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