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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Students at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Adjunct Faculty

Jean-Philippe Peltier, Adjunct Professor

Jean-Philippe Peltier Adjunct Professor Josef Korbel School of International StudiesEmail:

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  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • MA, Michigan State University
  • MA, Naval Postgraduate School
  • BA, University of Texas, Austin

Research and Expertise

Sub-Saharan Africa, civ-mil relations, security, state legitimacy, informal institutions, intelligence, defense and state development

Professional Profile

  • Director of International Programs, US Air Force Academy (2012-present); Deputy Department Head, Department of Foreign Languages (2011-2012)
  • Adjunct Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2012-present)
  • A career Air Force Intelligence Officer who has served in the United States, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • Born and raised in Africa, he has extensive personal, operational and professional experience on the continent
  • Currently working on a book on Africa Security.


  • INTS 4627: African Security