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Deborah Avant, Professor

Deborah Avant, Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International StudiesDirector of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy

Email: deborah.avant@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-2332

Office: 162 Sie Cheou Kang Center
Ben M. Cherrington Hall
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
2201 S. Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80208

Website: http://www.du.edu/korbel/sie/publications/avant_publications.html

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Education

  • PhD Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • MA Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • BA Political Science, University of California, San Diego

Research and Expertise

Global governance, non-state actors, international/global security, civil-military relations

Professional Profile

  • Professor and Sié Chéou Kang Chair for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2011-present)
  • Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine (2007-present), Director of Program and Center in International Studies (2007-present)
  • Professor, George Washington University (2006-2007), Director Institute for Global and International Studies (2004-2007), Associate Professor (1998-2006), Director Security Policy Studies Program (1997-1999), Assistant Professor (1995-1998)
  • Assistant Professor, University at Albany, State University of New York (1991-1995)
  • Instructor, University of California, San Diego (1991), Instructor, University of California, San Diego (1988)
  • Serves on numerous governing and editorial boards and has testified before Congressional Committees and the Commission for Wartime Contracting
  • Awarded multiple research grants, including grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and more

Recent Publications

Avant, D., Finnemore, M., & Sell, S. (Eds.). (2010). Who governs the globe? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Avant, D. (2005). The market for force: The consequences of privatizing security. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Avant, D., & Haufler, V. (2012). Transnational organizations and security. Global Crime.

Avant, D. & de Nevers, R. (2011). Military contractors and the American way of war. Daedalus, 140 (3).

Avant, D. & Sigelman, L. (2010). Private security and democracy: Lessons from the US in Iraq. Security Studies, 19 (2).

Avant, D. & de Nevers, R. (2013). Military contractors and the American way of war. In Kennedy, D. (Ed.), The modern American military. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Avant, D. (2010).  War, recruitment systems, and democracy. In Kier, E & Krebs, R. (Eds.), In war's wake. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.