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Edward Lucas Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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SIS - School of Intl Service
SIS - T10-D
Ph.D., International Relations, American University

M.A., International Conflict Studies, King's College London

B.A., Honors History, The Royal Military College of Canada

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Edward R. Lucas is a visiting assistant professor of military and strategic studies at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Prior to entering academia, he served for ten years as a maritime operations officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Edward received a B.A. in History from the Royal Military College of Canada and an M.A. in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London. He completed his Ph.D. at American University in June 2016, examining the role Great Powers play suppressing maritime piracy. Edward’s articles and reviews have appeared in a number of venues, including International Interactions, Security Studies, the Naval War College Review, and Jane’s Defense Weekly. He is also the co-author of a RAND Corporation report examining U.S. aircraft carrier procurement. Edward has received grants, scholarships, and awards from NATO's Science for Peace and Security Programme, the Cosmos Club Foundation, and the Canadian Department of National Defence. In 2015 Edward received the William C. Olson Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Ph.D. Student in the School of International Service.
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Summer 2020

  • SISG-767 Topics in Global Security: Causes of War

Fall 2020

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