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Stephen Dalzell

Professorial Lecturer
School of International Service

  • Steve Dalzell is a professorial lecturer at SIS. Dr. Dalzell’s research interests include urban security, civil-military operations, and various aspects of US military strategy, force structure and personnel management. His current research focuses on the development of military reserve programs as a component of defense policy and security-sector reform. Outside the classroom, he is faculty advisor for AU's PorColombia student group and the Alternative Break trip to Rwanda in May 2014. He also serves on the Bishop’s Council of Advice for the Episcopal Church's Office of Armed Services and Federal Ministries. A retired colonel in the US Army Reserve, Dr. Dalzell was an Army Fellow at the RAND Corporation (2002) and a Senior Service College Fellow at the Fletcher School, Tufts University (2006). He also received a National Security Education Program (now Boren) Fellowship to study at the Arabic Language Institute in Cairo, 1994-95. He was a 2006 graduate of the US Army War College.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A, California State University, San Bernardino; B.A. with honors in Political Science and magna cum laude, Claremont McKenna College
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    The bike-rack under SIS -- I'm either starting or finishing a ride!

    Book Currently Reading:

    The Painter of Battles by Arturo Perez-Reverte

    Languages Spoken:

    Spanish (fluent), Arabic (moderate proficiency)
  • OFFICE

  • SIS-School of Intl Service
  • East Quad Bldg - 12A
  • Monday and Thursday: 2:30-3:45
  • CONTACT INFO

  • (202) 885-6821 (Office)
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Conflict in Africa
    • Description
    • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: U.S. Defense Politics
    • Description
    • SISU-463 Topics in Foreign Pol/Natl Sec: Transnatl Security Challenges
    • Description
  • Summer 2014

    • SIS-730 Skills Inst in Int'l Affairs: Understanding the Military
    • Description
  • Fall 2014

    • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Countering Terrorism
    • Description