RIT Kosovo (A.U.K) Faculty
Phone: +381 38 608 608
Chad Briggs, Ph.D. teaches courses in international relations and public policy at RIT Kosovo (A.U.K). Dr. Briggs received his PhD in Political Science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in 2001, and has also worked for US and international governments in fields from communications policy to defense planning. His research specializes in translation of complex scientific data into risk assessments and strategic planning, and he has taught at various civilian and military institutions in the US and abroad.
Most recently Dr. Briggs has been Strategy Director for GlobalInt LLC, an adjunct professor of global security at Johns Hopkins University, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Security in The Hague. From 2010-2012 he was Professor and Minerva Chair of Energy and Environmental Security at the Air University, United States Air Force, where he led a team of researchers in identifying and assessing critical risks and vulnerabilities to military operations and strategies. He previously worked as Team Leader under the Energy and Environmental Security Directorate at the US Dept of Energy, and from 2008-2010 was Senior Advisor for International Security Affairs and Special Advisor on Climate Change and Strategic Assessment. In 2005-06 and 2008 Dr. Briggs was a Fulbright Professor to Budapest and Berlin, and he also attended school in France, Norway, Hungary, Ireland, Germany, the UK and Serbia. His publications have ranged from geography and medical journals to military strategy and climate change.
Dr. Briggs’s current research focuses on post-conflict environmental health and energy reconstruction, disaster planning in the Arctic and Europe, and integration of energy and environmental risks to joint planning and intelligence operations. Recent articles have appeared in Parameters, International Affairs, and Intelligence and National Security.