(Honolulu) – Dr. Christopher C. Harmon, an expert in global terrorism, recently joined the staff of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as a professor. As part of the faculty, Harmon will deliver lectures and guide discussions for international Fellows taking part in the Center’s many education programs.
APCSS is a Department of Defense institute that addresses socio-economic, political, military, cultural and technological issues impacting the region’s and world’s evolving security environment. Military and civilian representatives, most from the United States and Asia-Pacific nations, participate in a comprehensive program of executive education, professional exchanges and outreach events, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Harmon brings to the Center 30 years of writing and teaching experience in the fields of terrorism, revolutionary warfare and counterterrorism. Lecturing worldwide, he’s addressed the Department of State, a congressional committee, a dozen foreign countries, and INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon, France.
Harmon has served as professor with several DoD agencies. These include the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch, Germany; Naval War College, Newport, R.I., and the Marine Corps Command & Staff College, Quantico, Va. He also held an endowed chair at Marine Corps University in Quantico, where he researched low intensity conflicts in Asia and published his work “A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism.”
Harmon has edited or written five books and has published a variety of articles and essays in periodicals, such as “ORBIS,” the Foreign Policy Research Institute journal. He’s a member of the board of editorial advisors to the quarterly journal “Terrorism and Political Violence.
Harmon completed his doctoral studies at Claremont Graduate School in 1984 with a dissertation on terrorism in Europe. In recent years, his research areas have included the New People’s Army in the Philippines, and the insurgency in Sri Lanka that ended in 2009.