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Christopher Simpson

Professor School of Communication

Chris Simpson is a professor of Journalism known internationally for his expertise in propaganda, democracy, and media theory and practice. He has won national awards for investigative reporting, historical writing, and literature. His books include Blowback, The Splendid Blond Beast, Science of Coercion, National Security Directives of the Reagan and Bush Administrations, Universities and Empire, Comfort Women Speak and War Crimes of the Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank. Simpson’s work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. His current teaching and research includes macro-social dynamics of communication technologies, impact of geographic information systems on democratic decision-making and some aspects of communication law.


MA, University of Maryland

SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - 222
Office hours for the Spring 2015 semester are noon to 3 PM on Mondays and Thursdays, 1st come, 1st served. I also set aside two hours per week to meet with students who are not able to meet during regular office hours. Call or e-mail to schedule a time.
Contact Info
(202) 885-2037 (Office)

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


  • Fall 2017

    • COMM-648 Topics in International Media: Media, Persuasion, Democracy
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