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James P. Farwell (website: jamespfarwell.com)
James P. Farwell is an author and defense consultant who has advised the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND on global initiatives and actions.
He has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense, including Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence), Special Operations - Low Intensity Conflict, and U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND and is a subject matter expert in strategic communication, sovereignty, political issues in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and cyber war.
For the U.S. Special Operations Command, he was co-architect of SOVEREIGN CHALLENGE, a flagship program of the COCOM entailing outreach to the foreign military attaché and senior military officers in Washington and advises on strategic initiatives and engagement. His work includes outreach to think tanks, foundations, and the academic community.
As an attorney, he a former partner at Chaffe, McCall, Phillips, Toler & Sarpy, specializing in business law and litigation for major national and international clients. He has served as Arbitrator for NYSE and American Arbitration Association, and a Mediator for American Arbitration Association.
He has international experience handling political campaigns at the presidential level and advising legislative candidates abroad, including United Bermuda Party; New Democracy Party (Greece); and Lee Hoi Chang (Presidential, Korea). In the United States, he has handled strategy and media in successful campaigns for the U.S. Senate, Governor, Congress and statewide offices.
Mr. Farwell has worked with major multi-nationals including R.J.R. Nabisco, Philip Morris, Freeport-McMoran (now Freeport-McMoran Coppeer & Gold Inc.), Monsanto, Entergy Corporation, Microsoft, Boeing, and Monsanto. He has also worked for advocacy groups and business associations such as the Coalition for Affordable Power, Louisiana Lottery, Louisiana Council for Fiscal Reform, North Carolina Citizens for Business & Industry, and the American Insurance Association.
He holds a B.A. from Tulane University, a J.D. in Law from Tulane University, and a D.C.L.S. in Comparative Law from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College). He has served in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of Captain.
He was named one of America's "Rising Stars" by Campaign & Elections Magazine and cited by Roll Call as one of the top political consultants in the United States, with experience nationally and internationally in Presidential campaigns. He serves on the Business Council of New Orleans as Adviser to the Executive Committee.
Senior Research Fellow in Strategic Studies at the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies (Canada Centre), Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.
"The Power of Jihadi Video," published by the Institute for International Strategic Studies in its flagship publication, Survival (2010);
"Egyptians want Freedom, Not an Islamic Republic (with Dr. Marvin Weinbaum), Middle East Institute commentary, March 7, 2011: http://www.mei.edu/Publications/WebPublications/MEICommentaries/CommentariesArchive/tabid/624/ctl/Detail/mid/1531/xmid/1718/xmfid/13/Default.aspx;
"Western Powers Must Divide Gadhafi From His Supporters," DefenceIQ.com, March 21, 2011:
"Stuxnet and the Future of Cyberwar," published by the IISS in the February-March, 2011, issue of Survival;
"The Emerging Battlespace of Cyberwar: The Legal Framework and Policy Issues," IO Journal, February 2010;
"Countering Cyber Piracy and Cyber Vandalism: a New Perspective," for the Australian Research Security Institute (2010);
"Information Strategy and Effective National Power," IO Journal, August, 2010;
"Focusing the Fight on Counter-Radicalisation: Why NATO Must Protect Its Own," DefenceIQ.com: http://www.defenceiq.com/article.cfm?externalID=3194 (Part I) and http://www.defenceiq.com/article.cfm?externalID=3206 (Part II);
"Zardari, Tolerance, and Tasser's Murder," published in February 2011 by Breitbart.com.
"Egypt's Brothers Rise," co-authored with Dr. Marvin Weinbaum, The National Interest, May-June, 2011.
In August 2011, he conducted an international web seminar for DefenseIQ.com on the Arab Spring.
"Al Qaeda and Taliban Video: A Weapon of Violence," published in Atlantic Perspectives, September 2011.
He is one of the principal authors of Collusion and Collision: Searching for Guidance in Chinese Cyberspace, released by the SecDevGroup, September 20, 20111.
He has just completed a new book, The Pakistani Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination, and Strategic Communication that will be published by Potomac Books in 2011, and has completed a second book, The Sword of Truth: Communication & Influence, which will be published in 2012.
He is a regular contributor to DefenceIQ.com.
Fiction: He is the author of two unpublished novels, Phoenix Rising, and The Original Kyd. A playwright, his play Legal Insanity is slated for a coming national tour in 2011 in the United Kingdom. An earlier version on which the play is based was produced in London at the prestigious developmental Kings Head Theatre, produced by Tony Award winner Steven Levy, directed by three-time Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, and starred Josefina Gabriele and Michael Praed. He has recently completed several screenplays: The Right Girl, a romantic comedy; Crescent City, a dramatic thriller; The Adventurer, a romantic adventure; The King Maker, a screwball romantic comedy; and Bin Boo Boo the Terrible, a satiric comedy.