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Founding dean of Air Force Cyber College to address Alabama World Affairs Council

September 6, 2018

Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos, founding dean of the Air Force Cyber College at Air University, will address the impact of cyber threats in a globalized world during a presentation to the Alabama World Affairs Council on Sept. 11 at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus.

The event, which will take place in the Gold Room in Whitley Hall, will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by Dr. Yannakogeorgos’ presentation “A World at War with Itself: The Cyber Threat and Globalization.” The presentation is free to members of the Alabama World Affairs Council and $20 for guests. To register for the event, visit the World Affairs Council website.

Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos

Dr. Yannakogeorgos has expertise in the intersection of cyber power, national security and military operations; international cyber policy; and Eastern Mediterranean security. He was lead researcher on a Chief of Staff of the Air Force-directed study published as “The Human Side of Cyber Conflict” and is co-author of the upcoming book “The Cyber Threat and Globalization.”

In addition, Dr. Yannakogeorgos has edited several book and authored monographs, articles or chapters including: “Keep Cyber War Narrow” (National Interest); “Chinese Hacking Only Part of the Story” (CNN Online); “Internet Governance and National Security” (Strategic Studies Quarterly); “Challenges in Monitoring Cyber Arms Control” (Journal of Information Warfare and Terrorism); “Pitfalls of the Private-Public Partnership Model,” in Crime and Terrorism Risk: Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Routledge); and “Cyberspace: The New Frontier and the Same Old Multilateralism,” in Global Norms: American Sponsorship and the Emerging Pattern of World Politics (Palgrave).

Prior to becoming dean, Dr. Yannakogeorgos served as a research professor of cyber policy and global affairs at the Air Force Research Institute. He also has served as an instructor at Rutgers University, as a delegate expert at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as an advisor to the United Nations.

Dr. Yannakogeorgos earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and his master’s and Ph.D. in global affairs from Rutgers University.

The Alabama World Affairs Council sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest throughout the year with the aim to increase individuals’ knowledge of world affairs and how they impact the United States. The Council also serves as a platform to showcase some of the world-class faculty at Maxwell Air Force Base’s Air University. The Council has partnered with Troy University, bringing all Council events to the University’s Montgomery Campus.