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Eric Novotny Hurst Sr Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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(202) 885-6705 (Work)
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Additional Positions at AU
SIS Faculty President & Director, MA Programs in Global Governance, Politics & Security (GGPS) , & US Foreign Policy and National Security (USFP)
Faculty Fellow, Internet Governance Laboratory
Faculty Associate, Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology
B.A., Political Science; M.A., Government; Ph.D., International Relations, Georgetown; Diploma, Management Studies, University of Oxford

Book Currently Reading
Eric Berkowitz, Dangerous Ideas: A History of Censorship. Beacon Press, 2021.
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.
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Spring 2021

  • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Cyber/Terror/Espionage/Crime

Fall 2021

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