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Department ofPolitical Science

Kenneth Dombroski

Kenneth R. Dombroski

Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer

Education: Ph.D., Catholic University of America; M.A., University of South Carolina; B.A., Loyola University, New Orleans

Ken Dombroski teaches courses in international relations and national security studies.  He is the author of a book on peacekeeping in the Middle East, as well as several articles and book chapters on civil-military relations.  Dombroski has taught at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and the U.S. Army staff college at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He also spent a year as a senior historian for the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, DC.  Dombroski has conducted seminars on civil-military relations across the US, as well as in Europe and Latin America, and he deployed to Baghdad as a political advisor to the Multinational Force-Iraq in 2005.

Before embarking on an academic career, Dombroski was a U.S. Army officer and served overseas in Korea and Germany during the Cold War, in Israel and Lebanon with United Nations peacekeeping forces, at the American embassy in Morocco, and in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.  He also served two tours of duty as a Middle East desk officer in the Pentagon.  Dombroski was recalled to active duty in 2007 to be a strategist for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later to teach Army ROTC at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


Select Publications:

Peacekeeping in the Middle East as an International Regime (Routledge, 2007)

“Transforming Intelligence in South Africa,” in Thomas Bruneau, ed., Reforming Intelligence: Obstacles to Democratic Control and Effectiveness (University of Texas, 2007)

“Intelligence and Democratization: The Challenge of Control in New Democracies,” with Thomas Bruneau, in Thomas Bruneau and Scott Tollefson, eds., Who Guards the Guardians and How: Democratic Civil-Military Relations (University of Texas, 2006)