Professor Mark E. Duckenfield has been Chairman of the Department of National Security and Strategy (DNSS) at the US Army War College since October 2015. Prior to joining the USAWC, he taught at the Air War College (2009-2015), the London School of Economics (2004-2009), and University College London (2000-2004). He holds an MA and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University where he specialized in European political economy. Dr. Duckenfield’s earlier research focused on the politics of monetary integration in Britain and Germany during the run-up to the launch of the euro in 1999. He has written numerous academic articles on gold, financial crises, and international political economy and is the author of the book Business and the Euro (Palgrave, 2006). He also served as editor/general editor of the volumes A Monetary History of Gold (Pickering&Chatto, 2004); The History of Financial Disasters, 1763-1995 (Pickering&Chatto, 2006); and Battles over Free Trade: Anglo-American Experiences with International Trade, 1776-2006 (Pickering&Chatto, 2008). More recently, his research has focused on the economics of national security with articles in the journals Strategic Studies Quarterly and Baltic Security and Defense Review. Dr. Duckenfield has given invited lectures on topics ranging from European economic policy, the euro to the ongoing financial crisis in the United States, Europe, and Asia.