Professor and Academic Chair, Defense Economics and Resource Management
Dr. Assis Malaquias is the Academic Chair for Defense Economics at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. In this capacity, Dr. Malaquias oversees curriculum and program development in the area of defense economics focusing on sound practices for the management of security sector resources in Africa, the relationship between security strategy and the allocation/utilization of national resources, and appropriate budgeting and procurement models in Africa. Prior to this position, Dr. Malaquias served as Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Studies and Professor of Government at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He was 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 a Master’s degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Dalhousie University, Canada. His areas of specialization include International Relations, International Security, International Political Economy, and African Politics. Dr. Malaquias’ current research focuses on the political economy and security in central and southern Africa. His most recent publications include Rebels and Robbers: Violence in Post-Colonial Angola (Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute, November 2006); “Angola: How to Lose a Guerrilla War,” in Morten Boas and Kevin Dunn, eds., African Guerrillas: Raging Against the Machine (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2007); “Thirsty Powers: The United States, China and Africa’s Energy Resources,” in Manuela Franco, ed., Portugal, os Estados Unidos e a Africa Austral (Lisbon: Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais, 2006).
Areas of Expertise
Maritime Security, Political Economy of Security, Defense Economics, Lusophone Africa