Thomas-Durell Young - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Education & Professional Practice Division
Dr. Thomas-Durell Young is a Senior Lecturer in European civil-military relations within the Education and Professional Practice (EPP) Division of the Institute for Security Governance (ISG). He has a background spanning 20 years of designing, delivering, and assessing institutional capacity-building (ICB) projects in central and eastern Europe. Dr Young is also an academic associate for the comparative defense planning curriculum offered by the Department of National Security Affairs, US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The author of many publications in professional and academic publications his latest book is entitled "Anatomy of Post-Communist European Defense Institutions: The Mirage of Military Modernity" (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).
Prior to joining ISG in 2000, Dr. Young was a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College where he supported the Army's policy and planning branch in issues related to European political-military affairs, NATO issues, and defense planning.
Dr. Young received his PhD and Certificat des Etudes supérieurs in International Economics and Policy from the Institut univérsitaire de Hautes Etudes internationales, Université de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland), is a 1990 graduate of the US Army War College (Carlisle Barracks, PA, and holds an MA with Great Distinction from the School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna / Washington, DC). His foreign languages are French, Italian, and German. Dr Young is married to the former Earlene Ewins, who is a consulting actuary. They are the proud parents of two sons, Adrien and Julien, who are both Eagle Scouts and professional engineers.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Security & Defense Planning
- Human Resource Management
- Civil-Military Relations
- Budgeting & Resource Management