Dr. David P. Auerswald – DOD

Professor, National Security Strategy

DAVID AUERSWALD is Professor of Security Studies at the U.S. National War College (NWC) in Washington, DC.  Since joining the NWC faculty in 2001, he has served as Acting Dean of Faculty, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, and as a Course Director for major portions of the NWC curriculum on five separate occasions. 

Dr. Auerswald has published articles and chapters on a variety of national security and foreign policy topics.  His most recent work has focused on the geopolitics of the Arctic, as well as civil-military relations, and includes:

Dr. Auerswald has published five books.  His most recent are:

  • Congress and Civil-Military Relations.  Edited with Colton Campbell.  (Georgetown University Press, 2015).
  • NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone. Co-authored with Stephen Saideman.  (Princeton University Press, 2014).

Dr. Auerswald previously served on the faculty of George Washington University’s Department of Political Science and the Elliott School of International Affairs.  He has worked as a congressional staff member on three separate occasions.  Dr. Auerswald received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and undergraduate degrees in political science and English literature from Brown University. He is the recipient of the Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award, Department of Defense.

REGIONAL EXPERTISE:  Arctic, Northern Europe

FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE:  NATO, Congress, the NSC, Civil-Military Relations

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