Program Faculty and Staff

Staff/advisor: Leah Legg, Graduate Program Student Service Support Coordinator,


The faculty within the School of Politics and Global Studies work very closely with graduate students.  Many students participate in workshops and conferences as well as meet with guest lecturers from other universities.

The global security degree at ASU works closely with the Center on the Future of War and Washington D.C.'s New America.

The following faculty are associated with the MA in global security.

Program directors:

Daniel Rothenberg

Daniel Rothenberg is professor of practice, School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU, co-director of the Center on the Future of War, and a senior fellow at New America. He also co-directs the online MA in Global Security. Previously, he was the founding executive director of the Center for Law and Global Affairs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, managing director of International Projects at the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, senior fellow at the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, and a fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows. Professor Rothenberg has designed and managed rule of law and human rights projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, Central Africa and throughout Latin America, including programs to train human rights NGOs, aid indigenous peoples in using international legal remedies, support gender justice, and collect and analyze thousands of first-person narratives from victims of atrocities. His books include "With These Hands" (Univ. of California Press), "Memory of Silence: The Guatemalan Truth Commission Report" (Palgrave), "Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy" (Cambridge Univ. Press).

Jeff Kubiak

Dr. Jeffrey J. Kubiak (Jeff) is the Senior Fellow at the Center on the Future of War at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to ASU, Dr Kubiak taught politics, strategy, and critical and creative thinking at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. He has also taught strategy at the Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and the Naval War College. Dr Kubiak’s first book, War Narratives and the American National Will in War, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in July 2014.

Dr. Kubiak is a retired Air Force colonel having served more than 26 years on active duty.

Affiliated faculty:

Peter Bergen

Matt Cavanaugh

Anand Gopal

Sarah Holewinski

Thomas Just

Azmat Khan

David Kilcullen

Jonathan Kinkel

Leif (“Thomas”) Lassi

Ajit Maan

Valerie Mueller

Candace Rondeau

David Siroky

Robert Schmidle

Peter Singer

Faculty Videos

Learn more about a few of our Professors of Practice and the courses they each within the MA in global security degree program.

Matt Cavanaugh

Matt Cavanaugh, ASU Professor of Practice

Ajit Maan

Ajit Maan, ASU Professor of Practice

David Kilcullen

David Kilcullen, ASU Professor of Practice

Peter Singer

Peter W. Singer, ASU Professor of Practice