Damien Van Puyvelde is a Lecturer in Intelligence and International Security at the University of Glasgow, UK. Before moving to the UK he was Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the National Security Studies Institute – An Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence at The University of Texas at El Paso.
Damien’s main research and teaching interests are in the fields of Intelligence, Strategic and Security Studies, with a focus on issues of democratic governance, cross-sector collaboration, emerging technologies, and information security. He recently co-edited a volume on US National Cybersecurity: International Politics, Concepts and Organization with Routledge and is currently revising a research monograph entitled Challenging Accountability: Contractors and the U.S. Intelligence Community. His next major project, funded by the Texas National Security Excellence Fund, will examine the factors affecting secrecy from an interdisciplinary perspective.