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  • Thomas G. Mahnken | SAIS
    You are here Thomas G Mahnken Thomas G Mahnken Thomas G Mahnken Ph D Senior Research Professor Director of the Advanced Strategy Program Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies Strategic Studies tmahnken jhu edu Expertise Topics American Defense Policy Intelligence American Foreign Policy Arms Control and Disarmament Nuclear Policy and Proliferation Weapons of Mass Destruction Elections and Foreign Policy Strategic and Security Issues Terrorism Counterterrorism U S Presidency and Foreign Policy International Relations Military Power and Strategy Air Power Irregular Warfare Military History Background and Education Thomas G Mahnken is a Senior Research Professor and the Director of the Advanced Strategy Program at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies as well as the Jerome E Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security at the U S Naval War College From 2006 to 2009 he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning Between 1997 and 2006 he served as a Professor of Strategy at the U S Naval War College From 2004 to 2006 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Merrill Center at SAIS During the 2003 04 academic year he served as the Acting Director of the SAIS Strategic Studies Program He is currently serving on the staff of the Congressionally mandated National Defense Panel and served on the staff of the Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Defense Department s Office of Net Assessment and as a member of the Gulf War Air Power Survey His most recent books are Strategic Studies A Reader Routledge 2014 and Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century Theory History and Practice Stanford University Press 2012 He holds a MA and Ph D in international affairs from SAIS and BA degrees in

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  • John McLaughlin | SAIS
    for Strategic Studies at the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies SAIS of the Johns Hopkins University Mr McLaughlin a 1966 graduate of SAIS served as Acting Director of Central Intelligence from July to September of 2004 and as the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence from 2000 to 2004 Prior to that he was the Deputy Director for Intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency Vice Chairman for Estimates and Acting Chairman of the National Intelligence Council Earlier in his career with the CIA which spanned three decades Mr McLaughlin focused on European Russian and Eurasian Issues in the Directorate of Intelligence In the late 1980s and early 1990s he served as Director of the Office of European Analysis during the period marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union Then four months after the break up of the Soviet Union he became Director of the CIA office Slavic and Eurasian Analysis that was responsible for CIA s analysis of the fifteen independent states that emerged from the USSR During this time he frequently represented the Intelligence Community on the US diplomatic missions that established initial relations with these newly independent countries While Deputy Director for Intelligence from 1997 to 2000 he created the Senior Analytic Service a CIA career track that enables analysts to rise to very senior rank without branching out into management He also founded the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis an institution dedicated to teaching the history mission and essential skills of the analytic profession to new CIA employees In addition to earning his master s degree in international relations from SAIS Johns Hopkins he received a bachelor s degree from Wittenberg University and completed graduate work in comparative politics at the

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  • Ted Bromund | SAIS
    Italy Nanjing China You are here Ted Bromund Ted Bromund Ted Bromund Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies International Relations Strategic Studies ted bromund aya yale edu Background and Education Dr Ted R Bromund studies and writes on Anglo American relations British relations with Europe and the European Union and international organizations and treaties as Senior Research Fellow in The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom in The Heritage Foundation He also explains why America must defend and advance its unique leadership role in the world Bromund joined Heritage in 2008 after nine years as Yale University s Associate Director of International Security Studies a research and teaching center dedicated to diplomatic history and grand strategy Bromund also was a lecturer in History and from 2004 in International Affairs for the University s International Relations Master s program He is a columnist for Newsday and Great Britain s Yorkshire Post and writes regularly for the American opinion monthly Commentary and Fox News He has been interviewed or cited by BBC News CBS News Fox News CNN Radio Free Europe the Christian Science Monitor Time and the Financial Times In 2013 he was recognized by the Second Amendment Foundation as its Scholar of the Year for his analysis of the U N Arms Trade Treaty He has contributed articles to scholarly journals and is the author of a chapter on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the fall of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the edited book The Blair Legacy Politics Policy Governance and Foreign Affairs Palgrave Macmillan 2009 He received his doctorate in 1999 from Yale His thesis on Britain s first application to the European Economic Community was awarded the Samuel H Beer Dissertation Prize from the American Political Science Association s British Politics Group He holds a BA degree

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  • Mark Cancian | SAIS
    Faculty Directory Initiatives Institutes and Research Centers SAIS Libraries Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Mark Cancian Mark Cancian Mark Cancian Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies International Relations Strategic Studies mcancia1 jhu edu Background and Education Mark F Cancian is Chief of the Force Structure and Investment Branch at the Office of Management and Budget He received his B A in History from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School Previously he served on various weapons acquisition and analysis staffs in the Pentagon and as assistant staff director of the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces During a period out of government he ran research and executive education programs as the Assistant Director National Security Programs Kennedy School of Government He also served 34 years active and reserve as an infantry and artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps including service in Iraq two tours Desert Storm and the evacuation of Vietnam He is the author of numerous articles on military strategy history weapons acquisition and force structure 2015

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  • Michael Chase | SAIS
    C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Michael Chase Michael Chase Michael Chase Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies International Relations Strategic Studies Background and Education Michael S Chase is a senior political scientist at RAND a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School A specialist in China and Asia Pacific security issues he was previously an associate professor at the U S Naval War College NWC in Newport Rhode Island where he served as director of the strategic deterrence group in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department and taught in the Strategy and Policy Department Prior to joining the faculty at NWC he was a research analyst at Defense Group Inc and an associate international policy analyst at RAND He is the author of the book Taiwan s Security Policy and numerous chapters and articles on China and Asia Pacific security issues His work has appeared in journals such as Asia Policy Asian Security China Brief Survival and the Journal of Strategic Studies His current research focuses on Chinese military modernization China s nuclear policy and strategy and nuclear force modernization Taiwan s defense policy and Asia Pacific security issues Chase holds a Ph D in international affairs and

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  • Brady Cusick | SAIS
    Faculty Directory Initiatives Institutes and Research Centers SAIS Libraries Mason Library Robert Evans Library Nanjing Center Library Career Services Planning and Resources Skills Development Employment Outcomes For Employers Giving Locations Washington D C Bologna Italy Nanjing China You are here Brady Cusick Brady Cusick Brady Cusick Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies International Relations Strategic Studies Background and Education Brady Cusick earned a PhD in cultural anthropology from Boston University in 2005 with a focus on political and psychological anthropology civil society and Japan He was a visiting researcher at Osaka University from 2002 2003 while doing dissertation fieldwork on Japanese civil society and voluntary organizations This research was funded by a National Security Education Program s David Boren Graduate Fellowship and an earlier language fellowship from the Japan Foundation While a graduate student he taught several courses in cultural anthropology at Boston University and was a lecturer on Japanese culture at MIT He also served as a teaching assistant in Harvard University s Core Curriculum and was awarded a certificate of distinction in teaching by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Since 2004 he has worked to provide cultural perspectives to a variety of government and military agencies

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  • Strategic Studies | SAIS
    both the concentration and the minor which reduces the three additional required courses to two as the third will overlap both programs in the IR or Asia concentrations the course must be from the primary concentration area Conflict Management Global Theory and History China Japan etc and not from the two additional required courses across the other IR or Asia areas Regional minors may require language study or proficiency in the language of that region A student can declare a minor at any time prior to graduation Students who are pursuing a minor in a program will not have bidding priority in that program only concentrators To add or change a minor please click HERE Faculty Any Bologna Italy Nanjing China SAIS Europe Washington D C Mary R Habeck Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies Washington D C Email Jason Healey Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies Washington D C Email Seth Jones Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies Washington D C Email Mara Karlin Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies Washington D C Email Hanns Maull Adjunct Professor of International Relations Bologna Italy Email Paula Georgia Thornhill Adjunct Professor of Strategic Studies Washington D C Email David C Unger Adjunct Professor of American Foreign Policy Bologna Italy Email Pages first previous 1 2 Program Activities Simulations The program s Seminar in Crisis Simulation explores the literature and concepts surrounding simulated crisis enactments leading to a voluntary school wide exercise The seminar seeks to develop scenarios and use them to uncover the dynamics of national decision making and policy response The one semester credit course meets across both semesters and students design and manage the simulation in early March Non seminar students from all programs may participate in the spring crisis simulation exercise Extracurricular Activities Extracurricular activities such as film seminars speaker series Defense Against the Dark Arts You Were There Series and field trips to military installations are an important supplement to the program Staff Rides The Strategic Studies program has planned and executed a large number of trips and staff rides since 2000 Our many excursions allow on site views of military operations historical events and museums that offer perspectives a classroom may not deliver The staff ride tradition stretches back to the 19th century Prussian General Staff and concentrates on more than just operational history rather a staff ride will focus on important issues of leadership and decision making that have applications well beyond the field of strategic studies Students faculty and distinguished guests examine battles campaigns and occasionally entire wars in order to actively engage in a dialogue with history Click here for more information on staff rides and to see what campaigns we have studied in the past and watch this video of Dr Cohen discussing what a Staff Ride is all about Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies The Phillip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies conducts workshops and seminars for scholars teachers and practitioners in the security studies field Events Upcoming Past Events 2015 Nov 20 SOF Speakers Series 12 00pm 1 00pm Major Reid Furman will share his operational experiences while assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne and insight from his position on the Joint Staff under the Deputy Director for Special Operations to discuss the development implementation of present and future Afghanistan and Pakistan policies Please RSVP at 202 663 5774 This event is off the record 2014 Nov 20 Obama Administration s ISIL Strategy 6 30pm 7 30pm Peter Howard regional affairs strategic analyst in the Office of Regional and Multilateral Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the US Department of State will discuss this topic Note This event is off the record Nov 17 Mastering the Endgame of War 6 30pm 8 00pm Dominic Tierney fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and associate professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College will discuss why the United States adopts a short term horizon when the stakes are so high and outlines a strategy for mastering the endgame of war based on reverse engineering victory or working backward from success Oct 27 Offshore Control A Strategy for the United States Rebalance to the Asia Pacific 5 30pm 7 00pm Thomas Hammes retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps will discuss this topic Note This event is off the record Oct 8 A Conversation with Madeline Albright 5 30pm 7 00pm Madeline Albright former Secretary of State will discuss this topic Note This event is off the record Sep 29 Working in Washington Thoughts on Effectiveness and Survival 5 30pm 7 00pm John McLaughlin distinguished practitioner in residence at the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies and former acting director of the CIA will discuss this topic Note This event is off the record Sep 4 Strategic Studies Program Meet and Greet 7 00pm 9 30pm The Strategic Studies Program will host a meet and greet for Strategic Studies concentrators May 2 Strategic Studies Speaker Series Major General H R McMaster 6 00pm 7 30pm Major General H R McMaster commanding general at the U S Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning Georgia will discuss this topic Note This event is off the record Apr 16 The FBI and National Security 5 30pm 7 00pm Robert Mueller former director of the FBI will dicuss this topic John McLaughlin distinguished practitioner in residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies will moderate the event Note This event is off the record Mar 25 Military Ethics 9 30pm 11 30pm Lieutenant General Ret John Sattler distinguished chair for ethical decisionmaking at the U S Naval Academy will discuss this topic Note This event is off the record 2013 Sep 10 Cyber War Will Not Take Place A Discussion With Thomas Rid 9 30pm 10 30pm Thomas Rid reader in war studies at King s College London will discuss his book titled Cyber War Will Not Take Place Apr 24 The History and Future of Guerrilla Warfare A Discussion With Max Boot 10

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  • Extracurricular activities | SAIS
    Series The Strategic Studies Speakers Series provides a forum for practitioners and experts of foreign policy to interact with students to discuss salient national security issues of the day All meetings are off the record Defense Against the Dark Arts Sponsored by Professor McLaughlin Defense Against the Dark Arts is a year long series of talks by senior practitioners designed to convey practical knowledge to students about how to succeed in Washington All comments are off the record so students can hear the unguarded truth and receive helpful career advice You Were There This lecture series is designed to teach students about decision making in times of crisis Each of the lecture events involves a public lecture held at the SAIS campus followed by a question and answer session The guest lecturer then joins a select group of Strategic Studies students department professors and a few special guests with expertise or experience on the topic for a more informal discussion over dinner The lectures and dinner discussions are strictly off the record in order to promote an environment of candor and open discussion Film Series The Strategic Studies program in conjunction with the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies actively utilizes film as a learning tool Students faculty and members of the SAIS community at large explore issues that have applications within and beyond the field of Strategic Studies Film series topics in the past have included leadership combat in war and civil military relations Occasionally the films are followed by a discussion with a member of the SAIS faculty or a distinguished guest All members of the SAIS community and alumni are encouraged to participate in these stimulating events For a schedule or to RSVP please contact StratFilmSeries gmail com Offsite Trips Quantico Leadership Venture SAIS and Wharton Business School

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