Assistant Professor of International and Civil Security, Department of Humanities and Social Science
Address: P.O. Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971 (0)2 401 8225
Dr. Brendon J. Cannon earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Utah in 2009, following on his MA in History and Middle East Studies at the University of Utah and a BA in European Studies/International Relations.
Dr. Cannon possesses extensive expertise in multiple regions, having lived and worked in the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe, North America and Africa. He is a former Fulbright scholar and has had numerous articles published in internationally-respected and accredited journals and participated in over a dozen international conferences. His recent book was published in English with forthcoming German and Turkish-language editions.
Dr. Cannon has extensive teaching experience with both undergraduate and graduate students, teaching a variety of political science and security studies-related disciplines to include cybersecurity, international relations, terrorism and counterterrorism, comparative politics, research methods, international political economy (IPE), international organizations and the politics of intelligence regimes. With close to one decade of experience in Washington, D.C., Dr. Cannon also possess firsthand experience and a deep understanding of the US security and defense regime, to include civil security, foreign policy, technological innovation as well as policy implementation and management.
As a faculty member Dr. Cannon has supervised or currently supervises five PhD students and 12 MA students. He teaches international and civil security at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.
He is a frequent PhD external examiner and journal referee and is an advisory board member of Rising Powers Quarterly and several other journals as well as the Horn Economic and Social Policy Institute (HESPI) in Addis Ababa.
- IICS604 Regional Security and the Terrorist
- IICS623 Regional Security Challenges and Policy Options
- IICS649 Cybersecurity: Policy, Practice and Implications for Statecraft
- IICS698 MA Thesis Workshop
Teaching interests: cybersecurity, energy security, biosecurity, political science, technology and security, international political economy of security