To address the implications of this critical issue, the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies is pleased to present Dr. Christopher Harmon. A specialist in the study of international terrorism as an instrument of warfare in relations between countries, Harmon will address the significance of this phenomenon as it influences U.S. foreign policy in the next century. His research interests include Sendero Luminoso (the Maoist revolutionary group of Peru), European terrorists such as the I.R.A., the Red Army Faction, and Action Directe. Each of these groups are considered international terrorists because they are trained, equipped, and financed by sources outside the countries in which they carry out their violent acts.
Harmon is a professor of international relations at the Command and Staff College, U.S. Marine Corps, where he teaches a course called Terrorism Today: Purposes and Practices. A former professor at the U.S. Naval War College, he has also been a public affairs fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in international relations and government from The Claremont Graduate School.
Among his published works, Harmon has authored The Roles of Terrorism Within Insurgency, Propaganda at Pistol-Point (1992), Terrorism and Political Violence, (1992) and the upcoming Understanding Terrorism: Patterns and Current Trends.
Harmon is the first speaker in a Keck Center series entitled U.S. Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century.