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Rick Russell Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SPA Justice,Law & Criminology

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Degrees
Ph.D. Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
M.A. International Affairs, American University
B.A. Economics, Union College

Bio
Russell is Adjunct Professorial Lecturer at the American University's School of Public Affairs where he teaches a seminar on terrorism and American national security policy. He also has an appointment at the School of International Service where he teaches a graduate course in security studies.

Russell started his career in national security as a political-military analyst on the Middle East for the Central Intelligence Agency. After earning a Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, Russell accepted an appointment as Professor of National Security Affairs at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He also held research and teaching appointments at Georgetown University's Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Russell is the author of three books--to include Sharpening Strategic Intelligence published by Cambridge University Press--and dozens of commentaries, journal articles and book chapters.
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Teaching

Spring 2022

  • JLC-673 Seminar on Nat'l Security Pol

  • SISG-767 Topics in Global Security: Security From Inside the State

  • SISG-767 Topics in Global Security: Security From Inside the State

Summer 2022

  • JLC-673 Seminar on Nat'l Security Pol

Fall 2022

  • JLC-673 Seminar on Nat'l Security Pol