Roy Godson

Dr. Roy Godson, formerly a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is Emeritus Professor of Government at Georgetown University and served from 1993 to 2015 as president of the National Strategy Information Center. Dr. Godson has been a consultant to the US National Security Council and related US government programs and agencies as well as to foreign governments and civil society on several continents. For several decades, he has led research teams that innovated new subjects and pioneered curricula for civilian and government education. His current focus is on researching and developing political and cultural capabilities to prevent and manage current and anticipated challenges to US ideals and interests abroad. For over ten years, he has been building the capacity of US and foreign government and civil society leaders to promote pluralism and to prevent and meliorate crime, corruption, and violent extremism. Dr. Godson has been working with security and education officials, mass media, and religious institutions in the Americas, the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa to develop, test, and adapt innovative techniques. Dr. Godson has authored and edited over 30 books and monographs, as well as curricula for US and foreign governments and universities. His most recent publications include: Towards Democratic Transitions: The Case of North Africa (2013); Adapting America’s Security Paradigm and Security Agenda (2011);Armed Groups and Irregular Warfare: Adapting Professional Military Education (2009); Democratic Security for the Americas: Intelligence Requirements (2008); Menace to Society: Political-Criminal Collaboration Around the World (2003); Strategic Denial and Deception: The Twenty-First Century Challenge (2001); Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards: U.S. Covert Action and Counterintelligence (2001); Organized Crime and Democratic Governability: Mexico and the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands (2000); and Security Studies for the 21st Century (1998).