Part-time and Adjunct Faculty

The Elliott School's part-time and adjunct faculty is comprised of superb scholars whose research makes important contributions to our understanding of the world. Being in the heart of Washington, DC enables us to draw on the tremendous intellectual firepower that abounds in the policy community, think tanks, NGOs, and international organizations.


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Ali Akkache: Lecturer
Mr. Akkache received his M.A. in Communications from the University of Algiers in 1991. He has since then taught French at numerous universities and language institutes. Additionally, he has worked as a radio journalist since 1997. His experiences include, U.S. Correspondent, Radio Algeria, U.S. Information Agency, Voice of America, and Anchorman and Section Chief of Radio Algiers.

Paula Alonso: Professorial Lecturer

Paula Alonso completed her doctorate at Oxford University (1992). Her research specializes in Argentine political history and the history of ideas and of the press; her teaching has encompassed World History and Latin American History and Politics. She has held academic appointments at the Universities of Bristol and Warwick in the UK; the Universidad de San Andrés and Conicet in Argentina, and in the US at the Universities of Virginia, Johns Hopkins and Maryland. She was the Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (2004) and was awarded a Leverhulme Trust 3-year Research Grant (1993-1996).

Her publications include Between Revolution and the Ballot Box: The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party (Cambridge University Press, 2000) translated to Spanish; Jardines Secretos, Legitimaciones Públicas. El Partido Autonomista Nacional y la Política Argentina de Fines de Siglo XIX, (Edhasa, 2010). She edited Construcciones Impresas: Panfletos, diarios y revistas en la formación de los estados nacionales en América Latina, 1820-1920 (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2004). She has also published in the main journals in her field, including the Hispanic American Historical Review and the Journal of Latin American Studies, and contributed many chapters to edited books.

Gary Anderson: Lecturer
Gary W Anderson is the Vice President for Unconventional Operations with a major Defense consulting firm. Mr. Anderson is formerly a fellow with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and remains on their Board of Visitors. He served as the first Director of the Marine Corps' Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities and then Directed Potomac's National Center for Unconventional Thought. He did pioneering work in the areas of military robotics, non-lethal weapons, and urban operations. He also served as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Defense for matters concerning constabulary and counterinsurgency operations and helped train the first several groups of Marine Corps advisors to the Iraqi Army. He also teaches a course in Alternative Analysis: Red Team at George Washington University at the graduate level.

Before joining the Potomac Institute Mr. Anderson served for twenty-nine years in the Marine Corps, retiring as a Colonel. Mr. Anderson was a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Pepperdine University. He also attended the National Security Studies course at the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University. He is a member of the Marine Corps Association and serves on the executive committee of the National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue and sits on several DAPRA panels studying urban warfare technologies. He also regularly contributes to the opinion and book review pages of The Washington Post and Washington Times and is the author of two of the monographs in the Newport Paper series, "Byond Mahan", and "Toward a Pax Universalis".

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