Derek S. Reveron, Ph.D.

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Professor National Security Affairs
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Derek Reveron, Professor in the National Security Affairs department at the U.S. Naval War College, specializes in strategy development, non-state security challenges, and defense policy. He has authored or edited eleven books and is a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Promoting cyber norms, he served on the Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission and works with the Boston Global Forum. He teaches courses on human security, grand strategy, foreign policy analysis, and cybersecurity.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Warfare
  • Foreign Policy
  • Maritime Strategy
  • National Security
  • Security Cooperation

Professional Highlights


Board of Thinkers, Boston Global Forum


Rhode Island Cybersecurity Commission


Faculty Affiliate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School


EMC Informationist Chair, U.S. Naval War College


Ph.D., University of Illinois, Public policy analysis

M.A., University of Illinois, Political science

Diploma, U.S. Naval War College

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Research Contributions

Foreign Policy Research Institute Contributor
Philadelphia: Foreign Policy Research Institute

Exporting Security: International Engagement, Security Cooperation, and the Changing Face of the U.S. Military
Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press

Inside Defense: Understanding the 21st Century American Military with Judith Hicks Stiehm (eds.)
New York: Palgrave Macmillan

News, Media, & Events


EMC Chair Symposium: Sea Control and Foreign Policy

Apr. 04, 2017
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

NATO’s Achilles Heel: Russian Political Warfare

Mar. 21, 2018
The National Interest
Article Publication

Naval War College professor meets with Vietnamese minister of public security

Mar. 29, 2018
People's Police Newspaper
Article Publication

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