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David Malet

Visiting Associate Professor of International Affairs; Director, Security Policy Studies Program
Faculty: Associate
Address: Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
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David Malet served as a defense and foreign policy aide to US Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle 2000-2003. He previously worked or interned for organizations including the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, US Senator John Kerry, and the Attorney General of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to joining the Elliott School he served as director of the Center for the Study of Homeland Security at Colorado State University and as Associate Director of the School of Government at the University of Melbourne. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the George Washington University. He is the author of Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civil Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Biotechnology and International Security (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).



BA Political Science and International Relations, Boston University (1998)

BS Education, Boston University (1998)

MA National Security Studies, Georgetown University (1999)

PhD Political Science, George Washington University (2009)


Transnational Actors in War and Peace: Militants, Activists and Corporations in World Politics. (co-edited with Miriam J. Anderson) Georgetown University Press, 2017.

Biotechnology and International Security. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Foreign Fighters: Transnational Identity in Civil Conflicts. Oxford University Press, 2013.