ISSP Luncheon Lecture Series: Dr. Querine Hanlon

Tuesday November 19, 2013
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Private Event


Dr. Querine Hanlon

Special Advisor for Security Sector Initiatives, United States Institute of Peace


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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES PROGRAM presents Dr. Querine Hanlon, Special Advisor for Security Sector Initiatives, United States Institute of Peace





"Security Sector Reform (SSR) in North Africa"

Dr. Querine Hanlon is the Special Advisor for Security Sector Initiatives in the Center for Middle East and Africa at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Dr. Hanlon came to USIP in October 2011 as the inaugural National Defense University Fellow, a sabbatical appointment by the President of National Defense University. She currently leads projects on North African Security and Justice Sector Reform and serves as an advisor for North African border security initiatives and the Countering Violent Extremism Working Group at USIP. Dr. Hanlon is also conducting a major research project focused on designing a blueprint for security sector reform for the 21st century with Dr. Richard Shultz of the Fletcher School.

Previously, Dr. Hanlon served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of International Security Affairs, where Dr. Hanlon was instrumental in designing the College’s post 9/11 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 National Defense University’s first satellite campus at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg, NC. Dr. Hanlon also served as an adjunct faculty member at the U.S. Naval War College from 1997-2006.

Dr. Hanlon is the author of numerous publications, including“Reforming Tunisia’s Security Apparatus,” forthcoming chapter (December 2013) in Building Rule of Law in the Arab World, Eva Bellin and Heidi Lane, eds.; “Security Sector Reform in Tunisia: A Year after the Jasmine Revolution,” USIP Special Report no. 304, March 2012 (English) and November 2012 (Arabic), The Prospects for Security Sector Reform in Tunisia: A Year after the Revolution (Carlisle: Strategic Studies Institute Monograph, September 19, 2012); Adapting America’s Security Paradigm and Security Agenda (Washington DC: National Strategy Information Center, 2011) with Roy Godson, Richard Shultz, and Samantha Ravich; Armed Groups and Irregular Warfare: Adapting Professional Military Education (Washington, DC: National Strategy Information Center, 2009) with Roy Godson and Richard H. Shultz; and The Three Images of Ethnic War (Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2009). Dr. Hanlon is currently working on a book manuscript entitled A Blueprint for Security Sector Reform in the 21stCentury with Richard Shultz (forthcoming 2014).

Dr. Hanlon holds a Ph.D. and M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.

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