Dr. Joseph Siegle is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). He is concurrently the Director of Research at the African Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. Dr. Siegle is a leading authority on the linkages between political systems, social and economic development, and security. His background combines policy analysis, academic research, and field practitioner experience from over 40 countries, including numerous stabilization, post-conflict reconstruction, and fragile state contexts.
Previously, Dr. Siegle has held positions as Douglas Dillon Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Advisor for Democratic Governance at the international consulting firm, DAI, and a Country Director with the international NGO, World Vision.
Dr. Siegle earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland''s School of Public Policy (International Security and Economic Policy) and a M.A. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.