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Dr. Anne Louise Antonoff, CSC

A.B. (History), Princeton University

M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D. (History), Yale University

A CSC faculty member since Spring 2013, Dr. Antonoff teaches War Studies and the “Mind at War” track in the Advanced Studies Program, and has co‐taught electives with LtGen (ret.) Paul K. Van Riper, USMC, for four years on Operational Art, Clausewitz, System Theory and John Boyd, plus another on Money and War. She taught History at the University of Pennsylvania for five years and mentored Penn students in the yearlong Senior Thesis Seminar in International Relations,while also founding and running an extracurricular program in Strategic Studies. Her teaching interests reflect her training in Military, Diplomatic and Strategic History under Sir Michael Howard, James McPherson, Paul Kennedy, Geoffrey Parker, John Gaddis, and Wm. Roger Louis, among others. Courses taught include the Rise and Fall of Great Powers; Europe and the world, 1648 to 2000; the Balkans in world history; the end of the Ottoman Empire; geopolitical thought; and decolonization of European empires. At Penn, Dr. Antonoff co‐taught a course on counterintelligence and ran seminar series on the history of wargaming, topics in command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I), and the geopolitics of critical resources.

Dr. Antonoff’s professional experience includes project management of a multi‐year, interdisciplinary forecasting and net assessment study on Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) for the Department of Homeland Security. She worked in corporate strategic planning in telecommunications,focusing on finance and international business, as well as in intelligence and cyber security.

Dr. Antonoff is writing a monograph, entitled The Balkan Pivot, on the origins of World War I. Additional projects include decolonization as a global movement, as well as a study of Theodore Roosevelt’s vision of America in the world in the 20th century (The Great Neutral), and the global diplomacy of the Spanish‐ American War. Languages include French and German, with additional training in Russian and Latin.

Dr. Antonoff has been a Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, and received Marine Corps University’s AY 15‐16 Elihu Rose Award for Teaching Excellence.