I am currently an International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, working as Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism. I am on leave from my position as Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Iowa in the Department of Political Science, teaching courses related to International Relations, International Security, Foreign Policy, and Terrorism.

My research focuses on military organizations and civil-military relations, primarily in the developed world. During my fellowship I hope to carry out research specifically on issues relating to micro-level incentives for creativity and flexibility among military personnel, the relative efficiency of contractors and uniformed personnel, and other policy-related problems.

I am Co-Director of the Center for International Peace and Security Studies at UNI, and the Political Science Department's coordinator for undergraduate research, encouraging undergraduates to learn about research methods and to practice excellence in writing. I have recently been named to the Council for the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.


Here is my CV


I can be reached by e-mail at lindsay.cohn@alumni.duke.edu