Roger Z. George

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Political Sci, Adjunct
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Ph.D. in international relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University


Roger George is an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has taught national security and intelligence courses at the Occidental College Department of Politics as a professor of national security practice since 2015. Previously, he was a professor of national security strategy at the National War College from 2009 to 2015. George was also an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies from 2005 to 2015. He retired from the Central Intelligence Agency after 30 years as an intelligence analyst. After being promoted into the Senior Intelligence Service, he served as a policy planning staff member in the Department of State from 1989 to 1991, was the National Intelligence Officer for Europe from 1991 to 1995, and was the Director of the Policy and Analysis Group for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1995 to 1997.

George received his B.A. in political science from Occidental College and his Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Previous Positions

Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington DC

Selected Publications

Roger Z. George, Robert Kline, Intelligence and the National Security Strategist, Rowman and Littlefield, 2014

Roger Z. George, James B. Bruce, Analyzing Intelligence: Practioners' Perspective, Georgetown University Press, 2014

Roger Z. George, Harvey Rishikof, The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth, 2nd edition, Georgetown University Press, 2017

Roger Zane George , Intelligence for the National Security Enterprise: An Introduction, Georgetown University Press, 2019