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Dr. John Harrison

Associate Professor

Dr. John Harrison is an internationally recognized expert in aviation security, terrorism, and political violence

Prior to Rabdan he was a senior analyst for CyberPoint International LLC. He was a professor for the National Defense University Program for the US Special Operations community at Fort Bragg. Previously he was the Head of Terrorism Research at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research in Singapore and served as the Coordinator of Transportation Security at the University’s Center for Excellence in National Security Dr. Harrison is a leading specialist in aviation security and serves as an Associate Editor of the international Journal of Transportation Security.

 He is an advisor to the Nordic CT Network Technical Advisor to and the Singapore Chapter of the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals. In 2008 Dr. Harrison was embedded with US Special Forces in Tikrit, Iraq


    PhD in International Relations, St Andrews University, Scotland 2006

    M.Litt. in International Security Studies, St Andrews University, Scotland 2000

    MA in Political Science, The American University in Washington, DC 1995

    BA in Political Science from Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling WV 1992

Teaching Areas

    Terrorism and CT, Homeland Security, 4th Generation Warfare, Strategic Threats and related fields

Research Interests

    Terrorism and CT, Insurgency and Counter Insurgency, Special Operations, Aviation Security, Transportation Security, U.S foreign and security policy, US politics


    Foreign Fighters: The Role of and Threat to International Civil Aviation, Aviation Security International February 2017

    Political Risk to the Supply Chain in Global Supply Chain Security Emerging Topics in Research, Practice and Policy Andrew R. Thomas Sebastian Vaduva Editors, Springer 2014

    International Aviation and Terrorism, Evolving Threats Evolving Security Routledge 2009.

Dr. John Harrison
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