About Us

Dr. John Hatzadony

Program Chair

Dr Hatzadony previously served as Field Intelligence Coordinator for the Transportation Security Administration in Cleveland, Ohio where he was responsible for coordinating TSA Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service enforcement and intelligence operations with other state, local and federal agencies throughout the Ohio region. He joined the KeyBank Financial Intelligence Unit as an Anti-Money Laundering Investigator in 2006 and served as senior intelligence advisor and counter-terrorism financing subject matter expert and investigated over 300 AML and CTF cases. In 2009 he served as Senior Team Lead and Manager of the Customer Identification Unit where he managed a 15 person analytical team. From 2012 to 2017 Dr. Hatzadony was an Investigations Manager for the PNC Bank Anti-Money Laundering Unit coordinating 10 AML/CTF investigators working, money-laundering, embezzlement, fraud and terror financing cases. His final role was as Asst Vice President/Senior Sanctions Specialist analyzing global AML risk. He founded the NDC MA in National Security and Intelligence Studies where he taught advanced courses in Intelligence and National Security, Advanced Analytical Methods, Strategic Intelligence and International Relations. He has taught for the US Navy, Heidelberg College, Hiram College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University and the University of California-Berkeley. In addition, he has instructed personnel from the US Coast Guard, FBI, US Secret Service, DEA, Federal Air Marshal Service, Ohio HIDTA and Ohio Strategic Intelligence and Analysis Center and numerous state and local agencies on intelligence and terrorism topics.


     ·        PhD in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University

    ·        MA in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University

    ·        BA in International Studies with a Concentration in War & Peace Studies from DePaul University.

Teaching Areas

    · Intelligence Analysis and Methodologies

    · Counterintelligence

    · Financial Intelligence and Investigations

    · Homeland Security

    · Supply Chain Security

Research Interests

    · Intelligence Studies

    · Money Laundering and Organized Crime

    · Cryptocurrency and Virtual Asset Crime

    · Counter Terrorist Financing

    · Terrorist Group Organization


    • “Oplan Bojinka Revisited: The Plot and Its Legacy.” Transport Security International. October 16, 2019. 

    • Et.al, “Homeland Security Education and the Private Liberal Arts College.” Journal of Homeland Security Affairs. Vol 6. No 2. May 2010. 

    • —,”The Croatian Intelligence Community 1999.” Federation of American Scientists-Intelligence Studies Program Web Site: http://www.fas.org/irp/world/croatia/hatzadony.html. 

    • —, “Greek Foreign and Security Policy in the Post-Cold War Era.” University of Limerick Political and Economic Review. Vol. 3. April 1998. 


    • Gokay, Bulent. A Clash of Empires: Turkey between Russian Bolshevism and British Imperialism 1918-1923. London: Tauris Academic Studies. 1997. for Balkanistica 12 

    • Schierup, Carl-Ulrik. Ed. Scramble for the Balkans: Nationalism, Globalism and the Politics of Reconstruction. New York: St. Martin’s Press. 1999. for Balkanistica 12 


    • Presenter: “Commercial OSINT Advances.” Global Security Leadership Summit/Intersec Dubai, 18 January 2022. 

    • Presenter: “Contemporary CTF and Financial Institution Risk in South Asia.” The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS – Sri Lanka) Security Salon on ‘The Money Trail: Foresight into Terrorist Financing, Money Laundering and National Security’. 21 May 2021. 

    • Discussant: “Bitcoin” Documentary, Sky Arabia, February 2021 

    • Presenter: Online Strategic Discussion Panel: Rabdan Academy Discusses the Future of Higher Education in the UAE in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, June 2020 

    • Presenter: “Strategic and macro-dynamic implication of COVID 19,” Strategic Business Continuity & Crisis Management Leadership Forum, Abu Dhabi School of Government, May 2020 

    • Co-Presenter: “COVID-19 & Supply Chains: Supply Chain Disruption, Re-engineering and Sustainability,” Strategic Business Continuity and Crisis Management Leadership Forum, Abu Dhabi School of Government, May 2020 

    • Presenter:”Making the UAE resilient against border threats.” Protecting 21st Century Borders, 3I Engagement Program, UAE Ministry of Defense, Abu Dhabi, 24 May 2017. 

    • Presenter: “Daesh Funding Organization,” Daesh, The Internal Organization and Ideology, Rabdan Academy Symposium, March 2017 

    • Discussant: NATO: 21st Century Challenges: Ukraine, Afghanistan, and the “Human Aspect of the Operational Environment” – April 24, 2014 

    • Invited Lecture: “New Trends in Analytical Methodologies for Criminal and Counter-Terrorism Intelligence,” Cuyahoga Community College, April 16, 2011 

    • Presenter: “Strategic Leadership in Security: The Khobar Towers Case,” ASIS Cleveland, January 21, 2011 

    • Presenter: “Terror Financing in the AfPak Region,” Terrorist Threats in the AfPak-India Region and its Implications for the United States, Western Illinois University, October 29, 2010 

    • Discussant: “World Conference on Combating Terrorist Financing,”, The Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, Case Western Reserve University Law School, April 9-12, 2008 

    • Presenter: “Intelligence Analysis: The View From Homeland Security,” Ninth International Colloquium on Intelligence: Teaching Intelligence-Developing Standards, Notre Dame College, July 9-12, 2007

Dr. John Hatzadony
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