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Core Faculty:  Boaz Atzili (chair), Amitav Acharya, Ji-Young Lee, Randolph Persaud, Susan Shepler, Sharon Weiner, Joe Young, Charles Call

Courses required for the PhD concentration:

  • SIS 619 Security and Insecurity: Conflict and Politics in a Global Era
  • SIS 610 Theories of Violence and War
  • and one of the following, selected in consultation with the concentration chair:
    • 619-033 Adaptation Under Fire
    • 619-032 Understanding Conflict: Syria and Iraq
    • 619-031 Unpacking Intervention in Civil War
    • 619-028 Cyber, Terrorism, Espionage, and Crime
    • 619-025 Economics of Violence and Peace
    • 619-024 Conflict in Africa
    • 619-022 Regional Organizations: Security and Governance
    • 619-015 Energy and Security in Eurasia
    • 619-011 Evolution and Practice of Insurgent Movements
    • 619-007 Youth and Conflict
    • 619-004 Insurgency and Counter-insurgency
    • 619-003 Human Security
    • 619-002 Gender, Peace, and Security
    • 619 Migration and Security
    • 619 Transnational Crime and Terrorism
    • 628-004 Communication, Culture & International Conflict'
    • 628-001 National Security Resources
    • 653-008 Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
    • 653-006 Transatlantic Security
    • 653-005 Issues in Intelligence
    • 653-002 US National Security Strategy
    • 653-US Conterterrorism Policy Since 9/11
    • 653-007 Bioterror in the 21st Century

 

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Questions?

Contact Kasey Neil Petri, the PhD Program Coordinator, at 202-885-6582 or kneil@american.edu


We encourage prospective candidates to visit the University to meet faculty members and current PhD students. To arrange a visit, contact Graduate Admissions at 202-885-1646 or sisgrad@american.edu