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Jack Clarke

Dr. John L. Clarke, lectures at an Alumni Community of Interest Workshop “Emerging Challenges of Civil Security” held March 24, 2015 at the Marshall Center.  (Marshall Center photo by Christine June/RELEASED)

By James E. Brooks, George C. Marshall Center Public Affairs Officer

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany (Feb. 26, 2016) - Dr. John Clarke, professor of leadership, management and defense planning at the George C. Marshall European Center was selected as the NATO Defense College’s Eisenhower Research Fellow for 2016-2017. 

The NDC Research Division selected Clarke for one of two NDC Eisenhower Defense Fellowships. The fellowship lasts four months where they will conduct research at the NDC.  Expenses are paid by NDC as part of the fellowship. 

To be considered for the program, Clarke and others had to submit proposals for research with a focus on the priorities and challenges for the Alliance as outlined in the 2010 Strategic Concept and the 2014 Wales Summit Declaration.  NDC was also interested in proposals addressing Russia, security and defense challenges on the Eastern and Southern Flanks of the Alliance and relations with strategic partners.

Clarke’s chosen area of study will be defense support to civil authorities.

“There are three areas I intend to study more deeply.  I’m interested in how the military supports law enforcement operations looking specifically at the actions Paris terrorist attacks.  Military support to the current refugee and migrant operations as well as military support to cybersecurity are two other areas I’ll be studying,” said Clarke. 

Clarke holds a Doktorat in political science from the University of Salzburg, Austria, a Brévet from the Ecole Supérieure de Guerre in Paris, an M.A. from the University of Southern California, a diploma from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and a B.A. from Norwich University. He held a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University and was an Olmsted Scholar.