IWP Professor; Distinguished Fellow, Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare, Marine Corps University; Former Director of Counterterrorism Studies Programs in Asia and Europe for the U.S. Government
Christopher C. Harmon wrote his political science dissertation on terrorism in the early 1980s and continued that work as Legislative Aide for Foreign Policy to a member of Congress and, much later, director of counterterrorism studies programs in Asia and Europe for the U.S. government.
A professor at civilian and military graduate schools including the Naval War College, Dr. Harmon began teaching courses at The Institute of World Politics after 9/11 — on terrorism, and later on counterterrorism. He now serves as a full-time professor at IWP.
Lead author or editor of eight books, he formerly held the Bren Chair of Great Power Competition at Marine Corps University, Quantico VA. He now serves as Distinguished Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare at Marine Corps University.
- B.A., History, and French Language [double-major; summa cum laude], Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, 1977.
- M.A. in Government, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1984.
- Ph.D., International Relations and Government, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, 1984.
- A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism
- The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda
- Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism
- Terrorism Today
- Statecraft and Power
- The Books That Churchill Read: The self-education of a statesman
- A Disturbing Parallel: Putin’s aggression and German actions in the late 1930s
- The Timing of Terrorism: The Obsessions with Dates
- The New Illusion: “Fascism” in America
- Iran as Competitor: Measured, Violent, Relentless