Cathryn Downes

Cyber Leadership Department

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Academic Credentials: 

B.A., University of Auckland (New Zealand) 
M.A., University of Lancaster (UK)
Ph.D., University of Lancaster (UK)

Relevant Professional Experience: 

Dr. Downes served thirteen years as a member of the New Zealand Defence Force, completing service as SES-1 as the Military Policy Development Adviser to the Chief of the Defence Force.  In her academic career, she served twelve years as a research academic scholar, with appointments at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs, the University of Melbourne Australia, and the Strategic and Defense Studies Center, Australian National University.

Scholarship:

Dr. Downes has published and presented widely during her academic career. Her research and recent publications have focused inter-agency collaboration at the strategic level, clarifying the concepts and space of strategic thinking and decision-making, unintentional militarism and civil-military relations in complex, national security wicked problems, innovations in E-Learning 2.0 for graduate-level education.

Courses:

Current:
Global Strategic Landscape (GLS)
Multi-Agency Collaboration (MAC) 
Strategies for Process Improvement (PRI)

Previous:
Defense Transformations (DTF)
Netcentric Warfare and Operations (NCW)