Dr. Roger George
returned to the NWC faculty in Fall 2009. He recently retired from the Central Intelligence Agency after thirty years as an intelligence analyst. He had been a member of the Senior Analytic Service (SAS) since its inception in 2000. He had previously served as the CIA Faculty Representative to the National War College from 2001-2004. He joined CIA in 1979 and was a political-military analyist in the Office of European Analysis. After being promoted into the Senior Intelligence Service, he has served as a Policy Planning Staff member in the Department of State from 1989-91, was the National Intelligence Officer for Europe from 1991-1995, and was the Director of the Policy and Analysis Group for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, from 1995-1997. He has worked extensively on analytical tradecraft issues, while serving at the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis and and within the Directorate of Intelligence’s Product Evaluation Staff. He has been active in promoting academic outreach to non-government experts, while serving in the Intelligence Community’s Global Futures Forum, an unclassified network of transnational security experts drawn from academia, business, and other non-government sectors.
Dr. George received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Occidental College in 1971 and his Ph.D in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1977. He has taught International Politics at Brandeis University, Occidental College, U.C. Santa Cruz and was a post-doctoral research fellow in arms control at Stanford University prior to government service. Dr. George has also been an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies since 2005. His major publications include Intelligence and the National Security Strategist
, co-edited with Robert Kline (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006) and the just published volume Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles and Innovations
, co-edited with James B. Bruce (Georgetown University Press, 2008).