Chris C. Demchak, Ph.D.

Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Retired
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With engineering, economics, and comparative complex organization theory/political science degrees, Dr. Chris C. Demchak is the RDML Grace M. Hopper Professor of Cyber Security and a member of the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, U.S. Naval War College. In her research on cyberspace as a globally shared insecure complex ‘substrate’, Demchak takes a systemic approach to emergent structures, comparative institutional evolution, adversaries’ use of systemic cybered tools, virtual worlds/gaming for operationalized organizational learning, and designing systemic resilience against imposed surprise.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Economics
  • Geopolitics
  • Information Operations
  • International Relations
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


RDML Grace M. Hopper Professor of Cyber Security


Director, Center for Cybered Conflict Studies


Grace Hopper Chair of Cyber Security


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U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2019

Nov. 13, 2019
11:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Every Marine a Blue-Haired Quasi-Rifleperson?

Aug. 21, 2019
War on the Rocks
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