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Eric Novotny

Hurst Sr Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Prior to becoming the Program Director for US Foreign Policy and National Security, Eric J. Novotny was appointed Senior Advisor, Digital Media and Cyber Security at the U.S. Department of State. He was also Senior Advisor, Democracy and Technology, at the U.S. Agency for International Development. From 2006-2011, he was Senior Vice President at the Civilian Research and Development Foundation. Novotny held senior executive positions at Lockheed Martin and at Hughes Electronics and is a former U.S. Air Force officer. At AU, Novotny is also a Faculty Fellow of the Internet Governance Laboratory.


B.A., Political Science; M.A., Government; Ph.D., International Relations, Georgetown; M.Phil., Management Studies, University of Oxford

Book Currently Reading
Jieun Baek, North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society, 2017.
SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 309
Fall 2017: SIS Room 309 Mondays, 2-4 PM Wednesdays, 3-5 PM
Contact Info
(202) 885-6705 (Work)

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  • Spring 2017

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Cyber/Terror/Espionage/Crime
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  • Fall 2017

    • SIS-619 Special Studies in Int'l Pol: Cyber Policy Analysis
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