Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
School of International Service
Additional Positions at AUFaculty Adviser, American University Veterans
Senior Adviser, SIS Precollege Programs
- Dr. Benjamin Jensen is an Assistant Professor in the International Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy Programs and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Political Sociology and International Security with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS ANR-08-BLAN-0032). His research interests include international security, historical sociology, international relations theory, conflict analysis, and conflict resolution. In addition to his research, Dr. Jensen is the course director for SIS 105 World Politics, the core IR theory class for SIS undergraduates. Outside of academia, he works as an adviser to General Dynamics, SAIC, and Aptima on command and control, intelligence, counterinsurgency, and stability and support operations. He is also an officer in the U.S. Army National Guard.
DegreesPhD and MA, American University; MS, National Defense Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Favorite Spot on Campus:The benches in front of SIS
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Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- American University School of International Service Award, Outstanding Teaching by a PhD Candidate, 2008
- Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship, 2008