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Dr. Alicia Ellis

Dr. Alicia Ellis

Director, MA in Global Security, Teaching Asst. Professor, Future Security Initiative, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University
Dr. Alicia Ellis is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Director of the MA in Global Security program at Arizona State University. She develops coursework on national security, economic statecraft, geopolitics, war & conflict, and international relations. Alicia was appointed as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2012, during which she served as an analyst at the Department of Treasury’s Office of Financial Research and later as a policy analyst for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. While assigned to the State Department, she studied Russian language at the Institute of World Politics, including six weeks immersion training in Odessa, Ukraine. A former Air Force officer, she served two deployments as an Air Battle Manager in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, including three months as the Joint Air Operations Center Liaison Officer. She received her B.S. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, her MA in International Relations from St. Mary’s University, and her PhD in Political Science from Arizona State University.

  • We are extremely excited to convene the community at SOF Week 2024. This convention for U.S. and International SOF will include a diverse slate of programs, to include professional development sessions, interactive discussions about the future of SOF, and an up-close view of some of the best tech available to our warfighters. GSOF looks forward to working with USSOCOM to make SOF Week 2024 an impactful event.
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    President and CEO, GSOF


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