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James Van de Velde, PhD, is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Intelligence Reserves, an Associate Professor at the National Intelligence University, and a Lead Associate for the consulting firm, Booz Allen Hamilton. He has over 25 years of experience in academia, intelligence collection and analysis, political, counter terrorism and proliferation analysis and national security affairs. He is a former White House Appointee in the U.S. Department of State for nuclear weapons arms control under President George H. W. Bush, a Lecturer and Residential College Dean at Yale University, and a career Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department of State.

From 2004-2005, Dr. Van de Velde served as a Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, where he worked in the Office of the Coordinator for Counter Terrorism. In 2002, he completed a voluntary assignment with J2 Intelligence, Joint Staff, Pentagon, as an analyst for chemical weapons transfers. In 2003 he completed a voluntary year of military mobilization as senior intelligence analyst in the Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological Weapons Branch of the Joint Task Force for Combating Terrorism, Defense Intelligence Agency. From 2010-2013, Dr. Van de Velde consulted with U.S. Special Operations Command on WMD-Terrorism.

Dr. Van de Velde currently consults with U.S. Cyber Command on U.S. 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 U.S. Joint Staff, and the U.S. 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 U.S.-Japan Program at Harvard University. Dr. Van de Velde received his B.A. from Yale University in 1982 and his PhD in National Security Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1988.

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