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Kamal Beyoghlow

Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Government

Kamal Beyoghlow is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Government at American University but a full Professor of Strategy, the Middle East, N. Africa, and Islamic Studies at the US National War College.


B.A. San Diego State University
M.A. Tufts University
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Favorite Spot on Campus
Book Currently Reading
The House of War
Languages Spoken
Arabic, French (working knowledge)
TH: 7pm - 8pm & by appointment
Contact Info

Send email to Kamal Beyoghlow

For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.


  • Spring 2019

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Suicide Terrorism, Homeland Security, and the U.S. Intelligence Community

Media Appearances

Al Jazeera in English, Dec 2009

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • U.S. Government Exceptional Analyst   
  • U.S. State Dept Public Policy Awar

Professional Services

  •                             U.S.    Department of State, Foreign Affairs Officer               
  • World Affairs Council of Palm Springs, CA, fall 2009

Selected Publications

The Strategic Implications of NBC Weapons on Persian Gulf Security

Executive Experience

Chair, Counterterrorism Dept, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National defense University, Ft.  McNair, Wash, D.C.

Grants and Sponsored Research

OSD’s Minerva Project for Social Science research

Work In Progress

Why youth becomes radicalized