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Richard J Harknett

Title: Department Head
Office: 1101 Crosley Tower
Tel: 513-556-3314
Email: richard.harknett@uc.edu

Dr. Harknett is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department. He holds an afffilate faculty position with the Department of Information Technology at UC and a professorial lectureship at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, Austria, where he served as Fulbright Professor in 2001. In 2017, he served as inaugural Fulbright Professor in cyber studies at Oxford University, UK and in 2016 as the first Scholar-in-Residence at United States Cyber Command and NSA. His publications and research interests focus on international relations theory and international security studies with his most recent work focused on cybersecurity. His government service has also included the State of Ohio&39;s Cybersecurity, Education and Economic Development Council through appointment by the Governor of Ohio.

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1991.
  • BA, Political Science, cum laude, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1985.
  • MA, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1989 (political science/international relations).

Research Information

Research Interests

Research interests focus on international relations theory and international security studies. Current projects include cybersecurity and structural realist theory.

Research Support

  • (PI), Harknett, Richard, Video Conference Seminar in American Politics, Department of State. (NCE), $12,022.00. 06/01/2003 to 05/31/2005. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Harknett, Richard, Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment , National Security Agency. (IPA Agreement), $158,437.00. 05/16/2016 to 12/18/2016. Status: Awarded.
  • (PI), Harknett, Richard; Kovac, Igor, Hegemonic Endurance Theory (Igor Kovac), Koch Foundation, Inc. (2017 Dissertation Grant), $5,000.00. 04/01/2017 to 03/31/2018. Status: Awarded.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Recent Publications
    * "The Logic of Cyber Persistence: correspondence with Joseph Nye," International Security (Fall 2017).
    * "Deterrence is not a Credible Strategy for Cyberspace," Orbis 63 1 (Summer 2017) 381-393 (with M. Fischerkeller).
    * "The Search for Cyber Fundamentals," Journal of Information Security 15 (2) (Spring 2016): 81-88 (with E. Goldman)
    * “The Struggle for Autonomy: A Realist Structural Theory of International Relations” International Studies Review Volume 14 (2012): 499-521 (co-author with Hasan Yalcin).
    * “The Struggle to Reform Intelligence After 9/11.” Public Administration Review, (September/October 2011): 702-708 (co-author with James A. Stever).
    * “The New Policy World of Cyberspace,” Public Administration Review, (May/June 2011): 455-460, (co-author with James A. Stever
    *  “Leaving Deterrence Behind: Warfighting and National Cybersecurity,” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Vol. 7, Art, 1 (Spring 2010):1-24.
    * "The Cybersecurity Triad: Government, Private Sector Partners, and the Engaged Cybersecurity Citizen," Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management," (Winter 2009)

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Richard Harknett (2017). Dr. Harknett has provided over 90 invited presentations in seven countries and across the United States. Additionally, he regularly provides interviews to print, radio, and television media in the area of international relations and briefings to governments..

Honors & Awards

  • Edith C. Alexander Award for Distinguised Teaching, McMicken College, University of Cincinnati.
  • Dean's Award for Distinguished Service Professor, McMicken College, University of Cincinnati.
  • William J. Fulbright Professor of International Relations, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Austria.
  • Ohio Board of Regents Faculty Innovator Award, Ohio Board of Regents, Chancellor's Office, 05-2010. 1 of 10 Faculty selected across the entire State of Ohio University System recongized for innovative use of technology in the classroom..
  • 128th General Assembly of the State of Ohio Senate Resolution No. 248, State of Ohio Senate, 05/25/2010. Official State Resolution presented on the floor of the Ohio Senate in recognition of Ohio Faculty Innovator Award .
  • Faculty Award for Exemplary Contributions to University Service, 2014 to 2014.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2016 to 2016, Scholar in Residence, US Cyber Command and NSA, Ft. Meade, MD.
  • 2002 to 2002, Visiting Professor of International Relations, William Fulbright-Diplomatische Akademie.
  • 2003 to 2008, Faculty Chair, Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2010 to 2012, Chair of the University of Cincinnati Faculty, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2017 to 2017, Fulbright Professor in Cyber Studies, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • 2012 to Present, Head, Dept. of Political Science, University of Cincinnati.

Events Organized

  • Workshop. Creativity in the University: the 2010 Faculty Assembly (09/19/2011 to 09/19/2011) , University of Cincinnati.
  • Workshop. Governance 101 (09/20/2010, University of Cincinnati.
  • Workshop. The All-University Faculty Meeting and UC2019 Workshop (10/27/2010, University of Cincinnati.
  • Other. LoE Student-Athlete Faculty Impact Award Ceremony (02/27/2010, Fifth Third Arena -UC vs UCONN Men's Basketball game halfttime ceremony.

Service

  • Elected Member, Chair-elect of University Faculty, 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2010
  • Elected Member, Chair-Elect of the University Faculty, 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Cabinet, 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Cabinet, 09/01/2009 to 08/31/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Cabinet, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Cabinet, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Chair of the University Faculty 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Chair of the University Faculty 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, University Faculty Senate 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, University Faculty Senate 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Academic Affairs, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Academic Affairs, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Budget and Priorities, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Budget and Priorities, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Governance and By-Laws, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Governance and By-Laws, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Human Relations, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Human Relations, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Information Technology, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Infortmation Technology, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Planning, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Planning, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Research and Scholarship, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Research and Scholarship, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Committee on Committees, 09/01/2010
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Standing Committee Comittee on Committees, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Fiscal Coordinating Committee, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Fiscal Coordinating Committee, 09/01/2010
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Capital Advisory Committee, 09/01/2010
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Capital Advisory Committee, 09/01/2010
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Integrated Core Learning, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Integrated Core Learning, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Strategic Enrollment Management, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Strategic Enrollment Managament, 09/01/2010
  • Representative, University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, 09/01/2010
  • Representative, University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, 09/01/2010
  • Member, Office of the President- UC President's Cabinet, 09/01/2010
  • Member, Office of the President - UC President's Cabinet, 09/01/2010
  • Representative, Ohio Faculty Council Ohio Faculty Council, 09/01/2010
  • Representative, Ohio Faculty Council Ohio Faculty Council, 09/01/2010
  • Member, Department of Athletics --UC Athletics Advisory Council, 09/01/2010
  • Member, Department of Athletics -UC Athletics Advisory Council, 09/01/2010
  • Member, UC Board of Trustees Student Trustee Selection Committee, 09/01/2010 to 03/15/2011
  • Member, UC Board of Trustees Student Trustee Selection Committee, 09/01/2010 to 03/15/2011
  • Elected Member, Faculty Senate Adhoc Committee Deregulation, Autonomy, and Institutional Restructuring, 03/01/2011
  • Committee Chair, Office of the Provost --UC Academic Master Plan Faculty Workgroup, 10/01/2010
  • Committee Chair, Office of the Provost --UC Academic Master Plan Faculty Workgroup, 10/01/2010
  • Member, Office of the Provost --UC Academic Master Plan Coordinating Committee, 11/01/2010
  • Member, Office of the Provost --UC Academic Master Plan Coordinating Committee, 11/01/2010
  • Member, Office of the Provost --UC UC2019 and AMP Steering Committee, 01/01/2011
  • Co-Chair, Chair of the University Faculty Life of the Mind Steering Committee, 10/01/2010
  • Co-Chair, Chair of the University Faculty Life of the Mind Steering Committee, 10/01/2010
  • Committee Member, UC Foundation Staff/Faculty Campaign Steering Committee, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, UC Foundation Staff/Faculty Campaign Steering Committee, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, Office of the President -UC Presidential Inauguration and New Student Convocation Planning Committee, 06-2010 to 09/19/2010
  • Committee Member, Office of the President --UC Presidential Inauguration and New Student Convocation Planning Committee, 06-2010 to 09/19/2010
  • Committee Chair, Chair-elect of the University Faculty Faculty Assembly Planning Committee, 04-2010 to 09/19/2010
  • Committee Chair, Chair-elect of the University Faculty Faculty Assembly Planning Committee, 03-2010 to 09/19/2010
  • Elected Member, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences College RPT, 10/01/2010
  • Elected Member, McMicken College of Arts & Sciences College RPT, 10/01/2010
  • Committee Member, Dept. of Political Science Graduate, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, Dept. of Political Science Graduate, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, Dept. of Political Science RPT and Workload and Merit, 09/01/2010
  • Committee Member, Dept. of Political Science RPT and Workload and Merit, 09/01/2010
  • Other, Federal News Radio -- live radio interview on cybersecurity 07/21/2011 to 07/21/2011
  • Other, WVXU Radio, Taped Radio Interview, Cybersecurity and Iran 07/10/2011 to 07/10/2011
  • Committee Chair, Chair of the University Faculty Faculty Senate Cabinet, 09/01/2010 to 06/30/2012
  • Committee Member, Chair, University Faculty Senate Standing Committees (Budget, Governance, Human Relations, IT, Planning,Research, CoC, ,
  • Committee Member, Chair, University Faculty Senate Standing Committees (Budget, Governance, Human Relations, IT, Planning,Research, CoC, ,
  • Chair, University Faculty Faculty Senate,
  • Other, Chair of the University Faculty University Board of Trustees,
  • Member, Chair of the University Faculty Fiscal Coordinating Committee,
  • Committee Member, Chair of the University Faculty Capital Advisory Committee,
  • Committee Member, UC Bicentennial Commission Steering Committee,
  • Co-Chair, Uc Bicentennial Commission Vision for Education Faculty Commission,
  • Committee Member, Chair of the University Faculty Strategic Enrollment Management,
  • Committee Member, Provost Office Undergraduate Academic Affairs,
  • Member, Innovation Council
  • Co-Chair, Life of the Mind Series Steering Committee,
  • Member, Office of UC President President's Cabinet,
  • Co-Chair, UC Foundation Strategic Review Fund-raising,
  • Member, Dept. of Athletics Athletics Advisory Committee (plus 2 sub committees),
  • Co-Chair, Chair of the University Faculty DAIR, 04/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
  • Member, Provost Office Academic Master Plan Steering Committee,
  • Member, Provost Office Academic Master Plan Coordinating Committee,
  • Co-Chair, Provost Office Academic Master Plan, Faculty Workgroup,
  • Committee Chair, Senior VP for Admin Search Committee for VP Chief Information Officer, 11/01/2011 to 06/30/2011
  • Member, UC Foundation Faculty/Staff Campaign Steering Committee,
  • Member, Ohio Faculty Council OFC,
  • Member, Government Relations Gov Relations and Communications Planning,
  • Member, Office of the President Integrated Decisionmaking Taskforce,
  • Member, McMicken College of AS College RPT,
  • Committee Member, Political Science Workload/Merit/RPT,
  • Committee Member, Dissertation Committee Rudi Kauffman, “The Outcomes of Just War,” (March 2012),
  • Committee Chair, Dissertation Committee Tiest Sondaal, “Institutional Change in an Age of Internationalization: Globalization and the Soccer Club” (November 2011),
  • Committee Chair, Dissertation Committee Hasan Yalcin, “International Politics as a Struggle for Autonomy,” (August 2011),
  • Committee Chair, Master Thesis Committee Tuba Muftuoglu, “Turkey’s Deferred Membership Status,” (Spring 2011),,
  • Committee Chair, Political Science Search Committee for IR asst. professor,

Courses Taught

  • Comments: Dr. Harknett offers courses from the Introduction to International Relations at the first year undergraduate level to advanced doctoral seminars in international relations theory. His courses focus on theory and security studies.