Christopher Jasparro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor National Security Affairs
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Dr. Jasparro is an associate professor in the National Security Affairs Department and director, Africa Regional Studies Group. He most recently worked for the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as well as taught for several civilian universities. He has extensive experience as a field archaeologist with additional experience in cartography and geographic analysis for economic, town and transportation planning. He holds a doctorate in geography from the University of Kentucky, a master’s in geography from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s in anthropology and geography from the University of Vermont.

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Counterterrorism
  • Geopolitics
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Piracy
  • Security Cooperation
  • Terrorism


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Research Contributions and Publications

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on How Maps Inspire us to Learn

Jan. 13, 2020
News Publication

War Gaming Introductory Course

Jan. 13, 2020
1:00 p.m.
McCarty Little Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

China’s Nuclear Force Modernization

Sep. 17, 2019
Naval War College
Article Publication

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