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Dr. Christopher C. Harmon is the Donald Bren Chair of Great Power Competition at Marine Corps University (MCU) where he lectures across the schools within MCU – (the Marine Corps War College – MCWAR, the Command and Staff College – CSC, the School of Advanced Warfighting – SAW, and the Expeditionary Warfare School – EWS.)

He has held several posts here since 1993, when he arrived as a Professor of International Relations.  Dr. Harmon directed two Command & Staff College (CSC) core courses, “Theory and Nature of War” and “Strategy,” and he introduced new electives on “Terrorism and Counterterrorism,” and “Winston Churchill as War Leader.”  For a decade, Chris offered an annual Fall lecture at Amphibious Warfare School (AWS) on classical military theorists Sun Tzu and Clausewitz.

Dr. Harmon is lead author or editor of six books, starting with Statecraft and Power (1994).  His study of extremist propaganda, The Terrorist Argument, co-authored with Navy Captain Randall Bowdish (a former faculty colleague in Quantico) has just appeared from Brookings Institution Press.  Harmon’s most recent essays are in Combating Terrorism Exchange, the geopolitical journal Orbis, and Oxford Bibliographies.

Dr. Christopher C. Harmon is the Donald Bren Chair of Great Power Competition at Marine Corps University (MCU) where he lectures across the schools within MCU – (the Marine Corps War College – MCWAR, the Command and Staff College – CSC, the School of Advanced Warfighting – SAW, and the Expeditionary Warfare School – EWS.)

He has held several posts here since 1993, when he arrived as a Professor of International Relations.  Dr. Harmon directed two Command & Staff College (CSC) core courses, “Theory and Nature of War” and “Strategy,” and he introduced new electives on “Terrorism and Counterterrorism,” and “Winston Churchill as War Leader.”  For a decade, Chris offered an annual Fall lecture at Amphibious Warfare School (AWS) on classical military theorists Sun Tzu and Clausewitz.

Dr. Harmon is lead author or editor of six books, starting with Statecraft and Power (1994).  His study of extremist propaganda, The Terrorist Argument, co-authored with Navy Captain Randall Bowdish (a former faculty colleague in Quantico) has just appeared from Brookings Institution Press.  Harmon’s most recent essays are in Combating Terrorism Exchange, the geopolitical journal Orbis, and Oxford Bibliographies.