Dr. Timothy Lomperis, Professor of Political Science, was selected as the Spring 2009 speaker. Dr. Lomperis spoke at 7:00pm on Monday, April 27, 2009 in BSC 170/171. The title of his presentation was The Bridge to Albuquerque.
Dr. Timothy Lomperis specializes in international relations, Asian studies, international security, revolutionary theory, and counterinsurgency. Dr. Lomperis received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1981. His fields were international relations, Asian studies, political theory, and world religions.
His dissertation won the Helen Dwight Reid award of the American Political Science Association in 1981 for the best dissertation in international relations.
Before earning his Ph.D., Dr. Lomperis served two tours of duty in Vietnam in the Army and Defense Intelligence Agency. He was awarded the U.S. Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Army Staff Medal First Class. Prior to joining the SLU faculty in 1996,
he taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
and at Duke University.
At the lower level, Dr. Lomperis teaches courses in international relations and Asian politics. At the upper/graduate level, his courses are in asymmetric warfare, the politics of the future, the public policy of American national security, and graduate seminars in international relations theory and Asian political thought.
He has received three teaching awards, including two Student Government Association awards for faculty excellence.
Dr. Lomperis's speech was published in the August 2009 issue of Vital Speeches of the Day.