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Eric Novotny

Hurst Sr Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director, Graduate Program in US Foreign Policy & National Security
  • Faculty Fellow, Internet Governance Laboratory
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; Diploma, Management Studies, University of Oxford

Book Currently Reading
Aaron Rhodes, The Debasement of Human Rights, Encounter Books, 2018.

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SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 339
Fall 2018: SIS Room 313 Mondays, 1-3 PM Tuesdays, 4-6 PM
Contact Info
(202) 885-6705 (Work)

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  • Fall 2018

    • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Int'l Cyber Risk & Sec Meth
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  • Spring 2019

    • SIS-628 Advanced Topics in Int'l Comm: Strat Comm: Nations/Cultures
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    • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Cyber/Terror/Espionage/Crime
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