Dr. David J. Meyer is Associate Professor of Security and Global Studies at AUE and is the program director for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy degree. In the past, he was Visiting Docent at Saratov State University in Saratov, Russia; Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Cedarville University in the USA; Associate Professor of Political Science at George Fox University in the USA; Associate Professor and Principal Lecturer in Government, History, International Studies, and Criminal Justice at Regent University in the USA, and Adjunct Professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Buena Vista University, and Arizona Christian University, all in the USA. His Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in political science, majoring in comparative politics and minoring in international relations, are from Columbia University in the City of New York. He also has a Master of Science in Security and Intelligence from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. His specialties are security; intelligence; global studies; causes of war; terrorism & counterterrorism; ethnic, racial, and religious conflict; diplomacy; negotiations; the Middle East; Africa; Eastern Europe; and the Former Soviet Union. He has two peer-reviewed book chapters published, as well as two peer-reviewed journal articles. He has also appeared in person or via telephone approximately 20 times in US immigration courts in many US states as an expert witness concerning human rights violations and the persecution of ethnic, religious, and racial minorities in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Dr. Meyer has been a research paper presenter, panel chairman, and paper discussant at dozens of international academic conferences and has been interviewed as an authority on politics approximately 60 times by newspapers, radio shows, and television news programs in both the US and Russia. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the Association for the Study of Nationalities, the International Political Science Association, and the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa. He has been Director of the Major and Minor in International Studies at Regent University; Director of the Minor in Homeland and International Security at Regent University; Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Lehrman American Studies Institute in partnership with the Princeton University James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions; and Academic Fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.