Christopher Michael Faulkner, Ph.D.

Fellow National Security Affairs
Christopher Faulkner faculty photo

Biography

Christopher M. Faulkner is a postdoctoral fellow in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College. His scholarly interests include rebel recruitment and tactics, African security, private military/security companies, civil-military relations and maritime terrorism. His work has appeared in academic journals such as African Security, Civil Wars, Democratization and International Studies Quarterly. At NWC, Professor Faulkner teaches courses on National Security and Theater Security Decision Making. Previously, he served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Central Florida and as a visiting assistant professor in International Studies at Centre College.

Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Civil War
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Foreign Policy
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Terrorism

Professional Highlights

2021

Postdoctoral Fellow at U.S. Naval War College

Teaching and Research Fellowship in the National Security Affairs Department
2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies at Centre College

Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies at Centre College from 2019-2021
2019

PhD, School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs, University of Central Florida

Dissertation: "The Causes, Dynamics, and Implications of Child Soldiering"
2018

Peace and Security Scholar, United States Institute of Peace and Minerva Research Initiative

Peace and Security Scholar Dissertation Fellowship with the Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative and United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Education

Ph.D., University of Central Florida, Security Studies

Graduate Certificate, University of Central Florida, Intelligence and National Security

M.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington, International Conflict Management and Resolution - International Security

M.P.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Public Management

B.A., University of North Carolina Wilmington, Political Science

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Research Contributions and Publications

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