Dr. Richard J. Harknett is currently Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Prof. Harknett received his PhD from The Johns Hopkins University and BA from Villanova University. He is the author of over forty publications in the area of international relations theory and international security studies. He has provided invited lectures in seven countries and numerous presentations to government agencies, including the US Defense and State Departments and provided briefings to Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. He has also testified recently on cybersecurity to the Ohio General Assembly. Through appointment by the Governor, he serves on the State of Ohio’s Cybersecurity, Education, and Economic Development Council.
He was selected as Fulbright Professor of International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, where he holds a professorial lectureship. Prof. Harknett has been named the Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar at Western Kentucky University, the Edith C. Alexander Distinguished Teaching Professor in McMicken College, the Distinguished Service Professor in McMicken College, and was the recipient of the State of Ohio Faculty Innovator award. He recently completed his term as Chair of the University Faculty at the University of Cincinnati. He is an avid Liverpool Football Club fan and a licensed High School soccer coach.