J. Peter Pham
J. Peter Pham
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J. Peter Pham is Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC. He previously held an academic appointment as tenured Associate Professor of Justice Studies, Political Science, and Africana Studies at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

An expert on international relations and strategic issues, with particular concentrations on U.S. foreign and defense policy, African politics and security, terrorism and political violence, and religion and global politics, Dr. Pham has authored of over 300 essays and reviews and is the author, editor, or translator of over a dozen books on these topics. He is frequently invited to testify before the United States Congress and brief senior administration officials and has also served as an adviser to the United Nations, foreign governments, and multinational corporations.

Dr. Pham currently also serves as Vice President of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA), which represents over 1,300 scholars of Middle Eastern and African Studies at more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States and overseas, and editor-in-chief of ASMEA's refereed Journal of the Middle East and Africa, published by Taylor and Francis.

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