James Van De Velde, Adjunct Faculty

James Van de Velde, Ph.D., a Lecturer at the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University and Adjunct Faculty at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, is also a Lieutenant Commander in the US Naval Intelligence Reserves, where he teaches courses on Intelligence Collection, Cyber Warfare and WMD Terrorism at the National Intelligence University. He is also a Lead Associate for the consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton, where he consults for the US Intelligence Community.

Dr. Van de Velde is a former White House Appointee in the US Department of State for nuclear weapons arms control under President George H. W. Bush, a former Lecturer and Residential College Dean at Yale University, and a former career Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department of State.

Dr. Van de Velde currently consults with US Cyber Command on US cyber strategy. He has consulted previously on national security affairs with Special Operations Command, the Open Source Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counter Proliferation Center, the National Counter Terrorism Center, the US Joint Staff, and the US Department of Treasury.

Dr. Van de Velde is an Associate Member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and has held fellowships at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University and the US-Japan Program at Harvard University. Dr. Van de Velde received his B.A. from Yale University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in National Security Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1988.

Dr. Van de Velde’s recent publications include:

  • “War in Peace: Cyberspace and the Era of Persistent Confrontation,” The American Interest, September 6, 2016.
  • “How to Defeat ISIS: Crash Their Comms,” The American Interest, June 10, 2015.
  • “Syria’s Future is Sectarian Division,” Small Wars Journal, May 2, 2014.
  • “Syria’s Deepening Hell,” The American Interest, May/June 2013.
  • “Timidity Causes Syrian Barbarity,” The Jerusalem Post, October 23, 2012.
  • “Ending al-Qaeda,” The American Interest, July/August 2011. (Cover story.)
  •  “Why Aren’t We Shutting Down Terrorist Websites?” The Daily Caller, November 25, 2011.
  • “Bin Laden’s Lifework Can Be Used to Kill al-Qaeda,” The Washington Examiner, July 24, 2011.
  • ‘‘’Bring it On’… Worked,” Small Wars Journal, September 1, 2010.
  • “The Impossible Challenge of Deterring ‘Nuclear Terrorism’ by al-Qa’ida,” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, August 2010.
  • “Camp Chaos: US Counterterrorism Operations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, Volume 18, Number 3, Fall 2005.

Find him on Twitter @jamesvandevelde or his LinkedIn page.

James Van De Velde