Richard James Norton, Ph.D.

Professor National Security Affairs
Cmdr., U.S. Navy, Retired
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Dr. Rick Norton is a graduate of Tulane University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He is also a retired United States Navy commander. While in the Navy, he served extensively at sea on cruisers and destroyers, as well as shore tours in the Navy’s Office of Legislative Affairs and the Navy Staff. Dr. Norton is an authority on ‘Decision Making’. His regional areas of expertise include Africa and South America. His work on the concept of “feral cities” is considered groundbreaking.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Africa
  • Ethics
  • International Relations
  • Maritime History
  • Piracy
  • Surface Warfare
  • WWII


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News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Holds November Graduation

Nov. 13, 2019
News Publication

Lectures of Opportunity: "Great Power Competition in the Arctic: The View from Iceland"

Nov. 20, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Hewitt Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Foreign Policy Decision-Making

Sep. 25, 2019
Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations
Article Publication

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