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Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz

Office: University Hall – Room 234
Campus: Armstrong
Phone: 912-344-2679

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Professor of International Relations and International Studies
Georgia Southern University
Department of Political Science & International Studies
Research Professor U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
Research Fellow Brazil Research Unit Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)

  • Ph.D. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (Political Science. Majors: International Relations and Comparative Politics; Minor: International Communications
    Dissertation: “The Roots of Brazil’s Armament Industry, 1964-1980:
    National Security Doctrine, Corporatism, and Responsible Developmental Pragmatism.”

    Dissertation Director: Dr. Jeanne A. K. Hey, Professor of Political Science/International Studies
  • Master in Public Health (MPH Public Health Generalist) Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA (Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies, 2018)
  • M.A. Professional Communication & Leadership Armstrong State University, Savannah, Georgia (Degree Awarded: Summer 2015)
  • M.S. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia (Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Cyber Affairs & Security; Degree Awarded: May 2012)
  • Certificate of Cyber Security (Cyber Affairs & Security; Certificate Awarded: May 2011), Cyber Security Research Institute at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia.
  • M.A. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (Political Science/Political Philosophy; Degree Awarded: August 1992)
  • B.A. Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio (Philosophy; Degree Awarded: August 1991)

Research and Teaching Interests

Latin American and African Foreign Policy, Latin American and African National Security, Latin American Media and Politics, North-South Relations: Drug Trafficking & Transnational Organized Crime, Women and Politics in Latin America & Africa, Civil-Military Relations in Latin America & Africa, National Security and Cyber Security, Global Cyber Security, and Human Aspects of Cyber Security

Selected Publications

Last updated: 12/15/2023