Christopher Jasparro, Ph.D.

Christopher Jasparro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Africa Area Studies Coordinator; Africa Regional Studies Group, Climate Change Working Group, CIAWG
National Security Affairs
(401) 841-3892


Dr. Jasparro is an Associate Professor of National Security Affairs and Africa Area Study Coordinator at NWC specializing in transnational and irregular security threats as well as environmental security issues (particularly climate change).   He also has interests in homeland security, development, and theater security cooperation.  Dr. Jasparro is an Asia-Pacific regional specialist with additional interests in African non-state security issues and regional geography.   Prior to joining NWC he served at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, DoD Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Department of Geography – Framingham State College.

He is a former U.S. Naval Reserve Officer and an experienced field archaeologist.  Dr. Jasparro also has experience in cartography, transportation and town planning.

He holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Kentucky as well as a Graduate Certificate in Transportation Systems Management.  Dr. Jasparro also received and M.A. in geography from the University of North Carolina and a B.A. in anthropology and geography from the University of Vermont.

His published work has appeared in numerous venues including:  Geopolitics, Geographical Bulletin, Water Policy, Regional Development Dialogue, and Jane’s Intelligence Review.

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