Dr. Assis Malaquias

Dr. Assis MalaquiasProfessor and Academic Chair,
Defense Economics and Resource Management

As professor and academic chair for defense economics and resource management, Dr. Assis Malaquias oversees curriculum and program development in the areas of sound practices for the management of security sector resources in Africa, the relationship between security strategy and the allocation and utilization of national resources, and budgeting and procurement models. His areas of specialization include maritime security, international relations, and African politics. Dr. Malaquias’ current research focuses on the political economy and security in central and southern Africa.

Prior to joining the Africa Center, Dr. Malaquias served as associate dean of international and intercultural studies and professor of government at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY; extraordinary associate professor of political studies at the University of Western Cape in South Africa; and a visiting professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He holds an M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Dalhousie University, Canada.

Areas of Expertise

Maritime Security, Political Economy of Security, Defense Economics, Lusophone Africa


Email Dr. Malaquias

+1 202-685-7314

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