John Garofano

Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Studies

Home Institution
US Naval War College
Political Science
Host Institution
Diplomatic Academy
January 1, 2020–June 30, 2020

John Garofano is a political scientist teaching strategy and policy at the US Naval War College, where he served as academic dean from 2009 to 2015. Previously he was a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government and taught at the Army War College, the Five Colleges of Western Massachusetts, and the University of Southern California. John's research interests include military intervention, Asian security, and the making of US foreign policy. Publications include The Indian Ocean: Rising Tide or Coming Conflict?, The Intervention Debate: Towards a Posture of Principled Judgment, Clinton’s Foreign Policy: A Documentary Record, and articles in International Security, Asian Survey, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Orbis, and elsewhere. In 2011 he deployed to Helmand province in Afghanistan to support Marine Corps assessment and "red-teaming." John received a PhD and MA in government from Cornell University, an MA in security studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna/Washington), and a BA in history from Bates College.