University of Calgary

Dennis Rempe

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  • Fellows


PhD (University of Miami-School of International Studies)

MA (University of Calgary-History)

BSc (University of Calgary-Geophysics)

Rempe completed his PhD on US counterinsurgency policy in Colombia at the University of Miami-School of International Studies, winning Outstanding Academic Achievement honors, the US National ‘Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges’ award, and a Barret Prize for best PhD dissertation on a Latin American topic. He served as the first Canadian Fellow to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) at Ft. Benning, Georgia and was nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair by Wilfrid Laurier University. His Master’s thesis was nominated for a Governor General’s Gold Medal: Best MA Thesis, All Disciplines. He also served as an infantry officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserve) and competed internationally as a member of the Canadian National Team, NATO-CIOR military pentathlon in Würzburg, Germany. Rempe is an External Researcher for the Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College and a Research Fellow at the University of Calgary-Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He specializes in irregular warfare, terrorism, illicit globalization, and energy security.

Teaching Interests:

Dynamics of Political Violence: Revolution, Insurgency, and Terrorism

US Intelligence: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective

Contemporary Issues in International Security: Illicit Globalization

Geopolitics of Energy Security

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