Dr. Nate Allen

Associate Professor

Dr. Nathaniel AllenAs Associate Professor at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, Dr. Nate Allen oversees academic programming on cyber issues and peace operations. Dr. Allen’s expertise includes cyber issues, emerging technology, civil-military relations, and regional security partnerships across Africa.

Previously, Dr. Allen was a policy advisor at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States. He has also worked at the U.S. State Department, House of Representatives, and as a research analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago. Dr. Allen’s work has appeared in a wide range of leading policy and peer-reviewed publications, including Armed Forces and Society, The Washington Quarterly, Democratization, Orbis, War on the Rocks, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs. He has received fellowships from American University, the Robertson Family Foundation, and USIP, where he was a 2016-2017 Peace Scholar. He currently serves as a Research Fellow at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University and is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member.

Dr. Allen holds a Ph.D. in international relations and African studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, an M.A. from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.

Areas of Expertise

Cybersecurity, Regional Security, Civil Military Relations


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