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Harold A. Trinkunas
Associate Professor and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, CCMR
Mail Code: NS/TH
Department of National Security Affairs &
Center for Civil-Military Relations
School of International Graduate Studies
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2863
Email: Hatrinku (at) nps.edu
Web: www.ccc.nps.navy.mil
EDUCATION:
PhD - Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1999
Political Science
MA - Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1993
Political Science
BA - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; College of Arts and Sciences, 1991
Political Science - Cum Laude with honors
BS - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Wharton School of Business, 1991
Economics (Multinational Management) - Cum Laude
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • 2008-2011 Chair, National Security Affairs Department
  • 2006-present Associate Professor, National Security Affairs Department
  • 2000-2006 Assistant Professor, National Security Affairs Department
  • Academic Service:
    • Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, Center for Civil-Military Relations, Naval Postgraduate School.
    • Associate Chair for Instruction, National Security Affairs Department, Naval Postgraduate School.
    • Academic Associate, Regional Security Studies, National Security Affairs Department, Naval Postgraduate School.
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • 1998 - 1998 - The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA. Field Representative, Venezuela Election Monitoring Project, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Academic Service:
    • External reviewer. Penn State University Press, University of North Carolina Press, University of Texas Press, Latin American Research Review, Security Studies, International Security, Political Science Quarterly, Latin American Politics and Society, American Political Science Review and Southeastern Latin Americanist.
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • Latin America
  • Civil-military relations
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Latin America
  • Terrorism financing
  • Civil-military relations
AWARDS:
  • Visiting Professor, CILAS, University of California San Diego, 2011-12
  • Visiting Professor, CISAC, Stanford University, 2011-12
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University, 2005-6
  • LCDR David L. Williams Outstanding Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004
  • Outstanding Instructional Performance, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University, 1998-99
  • MacArthur Fellowship for International Peace and Security, 1995-96
    • Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University.
  • Ayacucho Field Research Grant, 1994-95
    • Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University.
  • Dissertation Research Grant, 1994-95
    • Institute for the Study of World Politics, Washington D.C.
  • Ayacucho Pre-dissertation Research Grant, 1992
    • Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Associate Chair for Instruction, National Security Affairs Department, Naval Postgraduate School
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • "Latin America's Growing Security Gap" (with David Pion-Berlin), Journal of Democracy 22.1 (January 2011): 39-53.
  • "The Logic of Venezuelan Foreign Policy during the Chávez Period," in Venezuela's Petro Diplomacy: Hugo Chávez's Foreign Policy, Ralph Clem and Anthony Maingot, eds. Gainesville, FL: The University Press of Florida, 2011, pp. 16-31.
  • "Latin America: Nuclear Capabilities, Intentions, and Threat Perceptions," Western Hemisphere Security Analysis Center, Florida International University, June 2011.
  • "'Ungoverned Spaces' or Alternative Governance? Challenges to State Authority in an Era of Softened Sovereignty" (with Anne Clunan). Paper prepared for delivery at the International Studies Association 51st Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 15-19, 2011
KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • DOD Key Technologies:
    • 8 - Computing and Software



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