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About the Author
Marc Genest is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island and an Adjunct Professor at the United States Naval War College. He also serves as a political commentator for local radio and news stations as well as for RI and national print media. Currently, Dr. Genest is serving as a visiting professor in the Strategy and Policy Department at the United States Naval War College in Newport, RI. While at the War College, he will teach graduate seminars in defense policy and conduct research on international terrorism. His current work is entitled, "21st Century Terrorism: The Challenge of Global Guerilla Warfare". In 2000, Dr. Genest was a Visiting Professor of International Security at the Air Force War College in Montgomery, Alabama. He also served as a Consultant for the Department of Defense where Genest instructed military personnel on international security, American foreign policy and international politics while deployed in the South Pacific and Far East. Professor Genest earned his Ph.D. in International Politics from Georgetown University. He has received fellowships, grants and awards from numerous organizations including the United States Institute of Peace, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and the Harry S. Truman Foundation. Among his other experiences, Dr. Genest was an International Banking Officer at Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles, he worked on Capitol Hill for Senator John Chafee and Representative Claudine Schneider and has extensive experience working on state and federal political campaigns.