Christopher C. Harmon

MajGen Matthew C. Horner Chair of Military Theory, Marine Corps University

Professional Experience

  • Curricula Director, Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch Germany, 2007-2010 [including 18 months as PTSS Executive Director].  
  • Kim. T. Adamson Chair of Insurgency & Terrorism, Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA, 2005-2007.
  • Professor of International Relations, Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, 1993-2005.  
  • Dr. Harmon has had 21 years of teaching security studies, strategy, military theory & history, and courses on terrorism at six graduate schools, including a division of National Defense University, and the Naval War College.
  • Academic and Research Fellowships include: Earhart Foundation; Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; Claremont Institute.
  • Legislative Aide,  Foreign Policy, U.S. House of Representatives

Dr. Harmon is the author of Terrorism Today, co-author of Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism, and co-editor of Statecraft and Power.  His article "Spain's ETA Terrorist Group is Dying" was published in the geopolitics journal ORBIS in Fall 2012.


  • 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.


  Remembering 23 October
  Anarchism & Fire in London: A Centenary
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  A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  Toward a Grand Strategy Against Terrorism
  Terrorism Today
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