Chris C. Demchak, Ph.D.

Lt. Col. (ret.), U.S. Army

Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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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 Director, Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S), 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, NWC Center for Cyber Conflict Studies (C3S)


Grace Hopper Chair of Cyber Security


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News, Media, & Events


U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2018

Nov. 14, 2018
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

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