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Dr. Joseph R. Cerami

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Dr. Joseph R. Cerami joined the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in 2001. He teaches courses in national security policy and leadership studies in the Master’s Program in International Affairs. He was appointed as the founding director of the Bush School’s Public Service Leadership Program in 2002. During a 30-year military career, Colonel Cerami (U.S. Army, Retired)served in Germany and the Republic of Korea. His last military assignment was as the chairman of the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, from 1998-2001. From 1993-98, he served on the faculty there as director of International Security Studies. Cerami completed his doctoral studies at Penn State University’s School of Public Affairs and earned a certificate for Senior Officials in National Security from the Harvard Kennedy School. His book, Leadership and Policy Innovation-From Clinton to Bush: Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, was published by Routledge in 2013. His publications for the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College on strategy, leadership, national security reform, and counterinsurgency warfare can be found at www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/people.cfm? q=518&email=false. In January 2016, Dr. Cerami will join the University of St. Thomas in Houston as the Burnett Family Distinguished Chair in Leadership and Director of the new University Center for Ethical Leadership.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Joseph R. Cerami

  • Developing Emerging Leaders: The Bush School and the Legacy of the 41st President

    September 18, 2015

    Edited by Dr. Joseph R. Cerami.
    View the Executive Summary

    This research project examines the ideas and techniques for the education and training development of emerging leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The project addresses the gaps in military and civilian education and training in preparing emerging leaders for “whole of government,” cross-agency, and cross-sector organizational environments.

  • National Security Reform 2010: A Midterm Assessment

    August 31, 2011

    Edited by Dr. Joseph R. Cerami, Dr. Robert H. Dorff, Mr. Matthew Harber.
    This book includes a summary report of three panels, along with selected papers, from an April 22, 2010, colloquium in Washington, DC, on “2010: Preparing for a Mid-Term Assessment of Leadership and National Security Reform in the Obama Administration.”

  • Rethinking Leadership and "Whole of Government" National Security Reform: Problems, Progress, and Prospects

    June 01, 2010

    Edited by Dr. Joseph R. Cerami, Dr. Jeffrey A. Engel.
    On June 24, 2009, in Washington, DC, the Bush School of Government and Public Service and Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, and the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College conducted a conference on Leadership and Government Reform. Two panels discussed "Leader Development in Schools of Public Affairs" and "Leadership, National Security and 'Whole of Government' Reforms." The authors in this volume are from universities and policy institutes focused on international affairs, history, foreign policy, intelligence, and national and homeland security.

  • The Interagency and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Aligning and Integrating Military and Civilian Roles in Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Operations

    January 08, 2008

    Edited by Dr. Joseph R. Cerami, Mr. Jay W. Boggs.
    The contemporary challenges underpinning interagency cooperation within the U.S. Government are not entirely new. This monograph addresses the security, stability, transition, and reconstruction missions that place the most pressure on interagency communication and coordination.

  • U.S. Army War College Guide to Strategy

    February 01, 2001

    Edited by Dr. Joseph R. Cerami, Colonel James F. Holcomb, Jr..
    The purpose of this volume is to present the USAWC strategy formulation model to students and practitioners - an approach which we have found to be useful in providing generations of strategists with the conceptual tools to think systematically, strategically, critically, creatively, and big. Balancing ends, ways, and means.