Dr. Sorin Lungu is a Professor in the Department of National Security and Industrial Base at the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University (Washington, DC). He serves since August 2017 as the Chair of the department. During August 2010 – July 2017 he was the faculty lead for the Aircraft Industry Study program (where he tought also Industry Analytics and the International Comparative Defense Business Environments modules). He also developed and leads (since fall 2010) the (Indo-Pacific focused) Long-Term Strategy electives concentration program, where he teaches courses in diagnostic net assessment, defense strategic planning, military technology diffusion and Asian defense markets dynamics, and directs research.
Before joining the National Defense University in October 2006, he previously taught at the U.S. Air War College in the Department of Joint Military Operations (July 2005-October 2006). A naturalized U.S. citizen, he earned his PhD in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (1999-2005), with a dissertation titled “European Defense Market Integration: The Aerospace Sector in 1987-1999.” He holds an MA in National Security Affairs (Western Europe concentration) from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey (1997-98) and a BS/MS in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, Romania (1987-92).
He also attended the Vienna-based Austrian Diplomatic Academy (1994-95) and was awarded research fellowships by the WEU Security Studies Institute (Paris, 2001) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany, 2001-02). He was a fellow in MIT’s Seminar XXI program (September 2007-May 2008). Since February 2006 he is a member of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. His articles appeared in The RUSI Journal, Comparative Strategy, Defense and Security Analysis, American Diplomacy, and Strategic Insights. From 1992-94, he was broker at the Romanian Commodities Exchange (Bucharest), and then a member of the Romanian diplomatic corps (1994-98). During the 2012-13 academic year he was on sabbatical as a William C. Foster Fellow with the Department of State (in the Regional Security and Arms Transfer Office, Bureau of Political Military Affairs). He participated in the 2013 SAIS Hertog Summer Study and completed executive education programs focused on global strategic management (Harvard Business School) and competitive strategies (Wharton School of Business).