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From SLOCs to Locks – A Geostrategic Exercise in Connect-the-Dots, from China to China

Thu, Mar 3, 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a special lecture with

Dr. Timothy Brown
Marine, Diplomat, Scholar
Director for the Americas,
Centre International du Reserches et d’Etudes Sur le Terrorisme

on the topic of
From SLOCs to Locks – A Geostrategic Exercise in Connect-the-Dots, from China to China

Thursday, March 3, 2011
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 


Dr. Timothy Charles Brown, PhD
Marine, Diplomat, Scholar

Dr. Timothy BrownExpertise: Insurgencies; the internal organization of subversions; ethnic conflicts; national security; terrorism, guerrilla warfare; Latin America; Europe. His writings focus on foreign affairs, national security, trade and illegal immigration.

Dr. Brown is Americas Director of the Centre International d’Etudes et du Reserche sur le Terrorisme ( the Paris-based think tank of Yves Bonnet, former Director of French intelligence; a Director of Bently Family Enterprises; and an editorial advisor to the Washington Times Weekly, World Tribune and Geostrategy.

He has been engaged in international affairs since 1954, as a Marine (1954-64), Foreign Service Officer (1965-92) and professor, researcher and writer (1993-present).  As a Marine he served in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Southeast Asia, engaging in missions in Thailand, the Philippines and elsewhere.  As a diplomat he was Senior Liaison Officer (SLO) to the Nicaraguan Resistance, the Contras, (1987-90); Consul General in France (Martinique, 1983-87); Deputy for Cuban Affairs (1981-83); NATO economic adviser (1980-83); Desk Officer for the EU, IEA, IAEA and OECD (1980-81); and Paraguay/Uruguay (1978-80). From 1965 to 1978, he served in Israel, Spain, Vietnam, Mexico, Paraguay, El Salvador, The Netherlands and Honduras. He is bilingual in Spanish and fluent in French and Thai.

Dr. Brown is the author of The Real Contra War (Oklahoma Press, 2001); The Causes of Continuing Conflict in Nicaragua (Hoover, 1995); When the AK-47s Fall Silent (Hoover, 2000), Causes of Continuing Conflict in Nicaragua (Hoover 1994) and Guide to Thailand (Honolulu, FMFPAC, 1962). His most recent article, Identity Wars, appeared in the Spring 2011 edition of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. It’s the Money, Stupid on the drug war is pending publication in the Hoover Digest.

Dr. Brown is a guest columnist for the Washington Times Weekly and has published in the Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, throughout Latin America and in professional journals including the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Journal of American Popular Culture, and Policy Studies Review. He also speaks at international and academic conferences, most recently to a joint CIRET/Mujahadin-e-Khalq conference in Paris, Armed Force Special Operations College in Florida and Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association, The Hague.

He is profiled in Above and Beyond: Former Marines Conquer the Civilian World (Turner, 2003) and listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Who’s Who in the West, Men of Distinction of 1996, International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, and Dictionary of International Biographies.

A graduate of the University of Nevada 1965, Dr. Brown earned a PhD in political psychology, economics, foreign affairs and history at New Mexico State in 1997.

Married to the former Leda Zuniga of San Jose, Costa Rica, he has four children, eight grandchildren and three great-grand children. One daughter studied at West Point, a second is a disabled Marine veteran and a third is an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego and Deputy Americas Director of CIRET/AVT. His son, a career Foreign Service Officer, commanded the 1st ePRT/4th BCT in Iraq and is currently Deputy Ambassador to the Bahamas.