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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
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P:  (540) 464-7361
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Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

/assets/0/2911/4294969305/4294972551/e89921a4-2cc0-42d9-ae16-cbfb7681ec64.jpgCOL James J. Hentz, PhD 

Dr. Hentz is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute.  He received his Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania.  He has contributed articles to journals and edited volumes, including Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Journal of Modern African Studies, Defense and Security Analysis, Hoover Digest,  Orbis, and the Review of International Studies.  He is the co-editor of New and Critical Security and Regionalism: Beyond the Nation State (2003), editor of Obligation of Empire: U.S. Grand Strategy for a New Century (2004), and author of South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation (Indiana University Press, 2005).  He is editor-in-chief of the Taylor & Francis/Routledge journal African Security.  In 1993/94 he was a visiting scholar at Rand Afrikaans University (Johannesburg); in 2003 he was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Miklós Zrínyi National Defense University, Hungary; and in the summer of 2007 he was awarded the Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute.  Dr. Hentz won the 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award for the state of Virginia, from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.   Dr. Hentz’s most recent book is the forthcoming, The Nature of War in Africa (Lynne Rienner Publishers).  He is editor of the forthcoming,  The African Security Handbook (Taylor & Francis/Routledge Press).