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Prof. David Thomas appointed to full time faculty at IWP

Flag, Photo by U.S. Department of Defense 444x718David L. Thomas, who recently retired as a Senior Intelligence Officer with the Department of Defense, is joining the full time faculty at The Institute of World Politics.

Dr. Thomas has been teaching on IWP’s adjunct faculty for 15 years, and currently teaches six courses at the Institute, including Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society, Intelligence and Policy, Intelligence Collection, and Surprise, Warning, and Deception: An Introduction

“Dave has been one of this country’s most dedicated intelligence officers,” comments IWP founder and president John Lenczowski.  “He is a master at a number of dimensions of this art of statecraft, including the issues of denial and deception and strategic nuclear forces.  He has already become the mainstay of our intelligence and counterintelligence programs in his capacity as an adjunct professor.”

Dr. Thomas has also taught at Georgetown University, and has lectured at the National War College, National Defense University, Joint Military Intelligence College, and the Central Intelligence Agency.  He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Brown University, and a D-Phil. from Oxford University. 

Prof. Thomas comments: “The IWP Strategic Intelligence Degree Program offers the most comprehensive curriculum available, which is taught by true scholar practitioners from the U.S. intelligence community.  The key intelligence subjects are covered in depth, including specialized issues, such as covert action, defectors, foreign intelligence services, and warning.  I look forward to teaching full time.”