Colin Kahl

Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Colin Kahl is associate professor in security studies at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Kahl previously served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East whileon a three-year public service leave from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, he was a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. In 2007-2008, Kahl served as coordinator for the Obama campaign's Iraq Policy Expert Group. In 2005-2006, he was a Council on Foreign Relations fellow working at the Department of Defense on counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism, and stability operations.