Clarke Forum Fellow

McCauslandDr. Jeffrey D. McCausland

Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland is a Visiting Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He served as the Director of the Leadership Initiative at Dickinson College from January 2004 thru November 2006. In this capacity he has conducted leadership development seminars for over two hundred educators from major urban school districts across the United States, hosted senior Indian and Pakistani officials for discussions and lectures on the ongoing disagreement between their two countries, and organized a major conference focused on the future of the Special Relationship between the United States and United Kingdom.

Dr. McCausland served for over thirty years in the United States Army. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1972 and was commissioned in field artillery. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools as well as the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds both a Masters and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

During his military career Dr. McCausland served in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and Europe. This included Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council Staff during the Kosovo crisis. He also worked on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) as a member of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, US Army Staff, the Pentagon. Following this assignment he assumed command of a field artillery battalion stationed in Europe and deployed his unit to Saudi Arabia for Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990 and 1991. He completed his active duty service in 2002 culminating his career as Dean of Academics, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Upon his retirement in 2002 he was awarded the Class of 1961 Chair of Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy.

He has both published and lectured broadly on leadership, military affairs, European security, the Gulf War, and arms control throughout the United States and over twelve countries. He has been a visiting fellow at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; Conflict Studies Research Center, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; Stiftung Wissenshaft und Politk, Ebenhausen, Germany; George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies, Garmisch, Germany; and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.

He has also served as a member of numerous panels on leadership and character development. These include the Chief of Staff Army’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Training and Leader Development (2001); the Character Review Panel for the Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy (2002); as well as providing advice and assistance to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Aerospace Leader Development Panel.

Dr. McCausland is an adjunct fellow at both the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as well as the RAND Corporation in Washington. He is a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs based in New York City and a member of the advisory board to the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.

He also serves as a national security consultant to CBS television and radio. He has been a frequent commentator on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan for CBS since early 2003. In this capacity he has been quoted in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Christian Science Monitor. He is interviewed frequently on CBS radio and appeared on the CBS Evening News, Morning Show, and Up to the Minute. He has also appeared on CNN Morning Show, CSPAN Booknotes, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera. He is married to the former Marianne Schiessl and has three children – Tanya, Nicholas, and Phillip.