Suzanne C. Nielsen

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Department of Social Sciences United States Military Academy West Point, NY

Suzanne C. Nielsen, a colonel in the U.S. Army, is a professor of political science and the head of the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Her books include American national security, 6th Edition, which she co-authored, and American civil-military relations: the soldier and the state in a new era, which she co-edited, both released by Johns Hopkins University Press. Her dissertation, “Preparing for War: the Dynamics of Peacetime Military Reform,” won the American Political Science Association’s Lasswell Award for the best dissertation in the field of public policy in 2002 and 2003. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the governing council of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.

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