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Academics

Cynthia Nolan

Cynthia Nolan

Where were you educated?

BA American University 1991
PhD American University 2006

What classes do you teach?

  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Advanced International Relations Seminar
  • Essentials of Terrorism

What is your favorite class to teach?

Essentials of Terrorism

Do you have any hobbies?

Whatever my kids are doing:  Shakespeare, Drama, and Soccer

What do you like most about Christendom?

I love that we can talk about our faith in the classroom. That’s very unique. i also really like that the core classes are focused on Political Theory. That’s also very unique.
Perhaps most importantly, though, Christendom feels like a community, more than any other university I know.

What are your areas of expertise and/or research?

My early research is almost entirely focused on intelligence collection and foreign policy decision making. I’ve been branching out into areas of Catholic foreign policy lately.

Where have you been published?

International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
Intelligence Studies Encyclopedia
Intelligence and Accountability
Journal of Strategic Security
Saber and Scroll
Catholic Social Science Review