Derek S. Reveron, Ph.D.

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Biography

Derek S. Reveron is chair of the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval War College and is a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. He specializes in strategy development, non-state security challenges and U.S. defense policy. He served as a governor-appointed commissioner on the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission and is a member of the Board of Thinkers for the Boston Global Forum.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Warfare
  • Foreign Policy
  • Maritime Strategy
  • National Security
  • Security Cooperation

Professional Highlights

2018

Chair, National Security Affairs

Lead one of three core academic departments composed of 42 faculty. Oversee all aspects of developing common core curricula for distinctive war and staff college courses of study in contemporary national security affairs encompassing international security, regional studies foreign policy analysis, U.S. foreign policy, and decision making.
2016

Board of Thinkers, Boston Global Forum

Professional Appointment
2015

Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission

Professional Appointment
2013

Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Course: Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press (co-teach with Graham Allison and David Sanger)
2009

EMC Informationist Chair, U.S. Naval War College

Promoted research and teaching of technology and national security and convened conferences to further thinking on maritime security, technology, and information sharing.
2001

Received a Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago

Ph.D.—Public Policy Analysis
Areas of Specialization: Public Policy, Democratization, U.S. Foreign Policy
Dissertation: Democracy for Export: Formulation, Implementation, and Evaluation of Democracy
Promotion.
2002

Graduated from Naval War College, Fleet Seminar Program

During graduate school, he formulated, implemented and evaluated democracy promotion programs for the NGO Heartland International. He graduated from the College of Naval Command Staff through the College of Distance Education Fleet Seminar Program and completed the Maritime Staff Operators Course at the Naval War College.
2000

Visiting Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy

Taught political science, where he managed the departmental internship program and course scheduling, Assistant Director of the honors program overseeing senior research projects, and received honorable mention for top military instructor (2 of 100)
1997

Received a M.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Arts—Political Science
Areas of Specialization: Eastern Europe, Political Culture, American Politics

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Public policy analysis

M.A., University of Illinois, Political science

Diploma, U.S. Naval War College

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Research Contributions

Human and National Security: Transnational Challenges
with Kathleen Mahoney-Norris
2018
Routledge

The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security
with Nikolas K. Gvosdev and John Cloud (eds.)
2018
Oxford Handbooks

Foreign Policy Research Institute Contributor
2017
Philadelphia: Foreign Policy Research Institute

News, Media, & Events

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EMC Chair Symposium: Sea Control and Foreign Policy

Apr. 04, 2017
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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NATO’s Achilles Heel: Russian Political Warfare

Mar. 21, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication
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Space Science, Technology and Development

May. 28, 2018
Escola Superior de Guerra
Article Publication

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