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Graduate Certificate in
Homeland Security


B.A., East Asian Studies, George Washington University

Nicholas Eftimiades retired from the U.S. Department of Defense. His 34-year government career includes employment in the CIA as a technical operations officer, a special agent in the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and a senior intelligence officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency. He held positions in analysis, human and technical intelligence collection, and management, with numerous overseas assignments.

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Munich
M.A., Political Science, University of Munich
Venia legendi, Political Science, Humboldt University Berlin

Dr. Alexander Siedschlag is professor of homeland security and chair of homeland security programs. His expertise and interests include comparative homeland security, security cultures, disaster and crisis management, scenario foresight, theories of international politics, and NATO and European Union security policies.

In addition to standing program faculty, experts from the homeland security mission space are serving as part-time instructors in the program.

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