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Michael Kenney

Michael Kenney

CISAC Fellow

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Michael Kenney is an assistant professor of public policy at the School of Public Affairs at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg. As a 2004-2005 CISAC postdoctoral fellow in Organizational Learning for Homeland Security with Stanford University, he conducted research on competitive adaptation between terrorist networks and government counter-terrorist agencies. His research interests include the Colombian drug trade, counter-narcotics law enforcement, terrorism, intelligence, and organization theory. His published work has appeared in Survival, the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Transnational Organized Crime, and the Wall Street Journal. His book-length manuscript, From Pablo to Osama: Trafficking and Terrorist Networks, Government Bureaucracies, and Competitive Adaptation, is currently under review at an academic press. Previously, he has held research fellowships with the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California and with CISAC. He received his PhD in political science from the University of Florida in May 2002.