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Dr. Querine Hanlon

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Dr. Querine Hanlon is the National Defense University Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Dr. Hanlon is currently on sabbatical from her appointment as Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University (NDU). At USIP, Dr. Hanlon, with Dr. Richard Shultz of The Fletcher School, is conducting a major research project entitled, “Designing Security Sector Reform for the 21st Century.” Dr. Hanlon is also working on security sector reform in North Africa and recently traveled to the region on a USIP engagement trip. At the National Defense University, Dr. Hanlon was instrumental in designing the College’s post-September 9, 2011-focused security studies curriculum. During her tenure, she transformed the institution from a small University component to NDU’s newest degree-granting college, and negotiated, funded, and implemented NDU’s first satellite campus at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg, NC. Dr. Hanlon also expanded the College’s International Counterterrorism Fellowship Program, a partnership capacity-building program into NDU’s largest international graduate program with over 400 graduates from 85 partner nations. Dr. Hanlon is Associate Professor at the College of International Security Affairs. Previously, Dr. Hanlon was also a nonresident Fellow at the National Strategy Information Center, participating in two key projects on “Adapting America’s Security Paradigm to a New Era: Conflict, Coalitions, and Capabilities in the Contemporary Security Environment” (2008-10) and “Teaching About Armed Groups and Irregular Warfare” (2006-08). Dr. Hanlon’s recent publications include “Security Sector Reform in Tunisia: A Year After the Jasmine Revolution,” USIP Special Report No. 304 (March 2012); Adapting America’s Security Paradigm and Security Agenda (Washington, DC: National Strategy Information Center, 2011), with Roy Godson, Richard Shultz, and Samantha Ravich; “The Sources of Instability in the 21st Century,” Strategic Studies Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 2011), with Richard Shultz, Roy Godson, and Samantha Ravich; The Three Images of Ethnic War (Praeger Security International, 2009); Armed Groups and Irregular Warfare: Adapting Professional Military Education (Washington, DC: National Strategy Information Center, 2009) with Roy Godson and Richard H. Shultz, Jr.; and “Globalization and the Transformation of Armed Groups,” in Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency, Jeffrey Norwitz, ed. (Naval War College Press, 2008). Dr. Hanlon is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and holds an M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. from The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Querine Hanlon

  • The Prospects for Security Sector Reform in Tunisia: A Year After the Revolution

    September 19, 2012

    Authored by Dr. Querine Hanlon.
    The Arab Spring began in Tunisia, and in the year since the revolution, Tunisia has undergone a remarkable transition to democratic rule. The legacy of the previous regime looms large, however, as Tunisia’s new government faces major challenges implementing Security Sector Reform.