Richard James Norton, Ph.D.

Cmdr. (ret.), U.S. Navy

Professor National Security Affairs
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Dr. Rick Norton is a graduate of Tulane University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is also a retired United States Navy Commander. While in the navy he served extensively at sea in cruisers and destroyers, as well as shore tours in the Navy's Office of Legislative Affairs and the Navy Staff. Dr. Norton is an authority on Decision Making. His regional areas of expertise include Africa and South America. His work on the concept of "feral cities' is considered ground-breaking.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Ethics
  • International Relations
  • Maritime History
  • Piracy
  • Surface Warfare
  • WWII

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Issues in National Security: A New Nuclear Arms Race?

Feb. 20, 2018
4:30 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Conflict Management in Ukraine

Feb. 20, 2018
George C. Marshall Center for European Center for Security Studies
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