Howard Stoffer, Ph.D.

Howard Stoffer Headshot
Professor

International Affairs
National Security Department
Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences
Education

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1980

M.Phil, Columbia University, 1975  

M.A., Columbia University, 1974

Certificates, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, 1974

B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University, 1971

About Howard

Dr. Stoffer served in the Foreign Service of the United States from 1980 to 2005, retiring as a member of the Senior Foreign Service of the Department of State. He served for seven years as the Deputy Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate of the United Nations Security Council. His research interests focus on American national security, including nuclear arms control, U.S. policies in the Middle East, Russia, China and the Koreas as well as counter-terrorism institutions of the United Nations and other diplomatic matters. While in the Foreign Service, Dr. Stoffer has lived in Moscow, Tel Aviv, Beijing, Oslo Norway, Geneva for nuclear negotiations, Stockholm for conventional forces negotiations, and at the U.S. Mission to the UN before joining the Secretariat in 2005 for eight years.

Stoffer has traveled extensively over the years to Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Australia, including serving in a peacekeeping operation in the Sinai between Egypt and Israel.

Courses Taught
  • CJ 455 History of the United Nations
  • NSP 671 History of the United Nations
  • CJ 455 United Nations and Counter-Terrorism
  • CJ 670 United Nations and Counter-Terrorism

In the Media

In the Media

CNN: Russia Keeps Up Attacks Despite Pledge to Scale Back

Vahid Behzadan, assistant professor of cybersecurity, computer and electrical engineering; Declan Hill, associate professor of investigations; Olena Lennon, an adjunct professor of political science and international affairs; David Sacco, a practitioner in residence of finance; and Howard Stoffer, professor of national security and international affairs, took part in a panel discussion on the war in Ukraine and it’s impact. The special program was part of collaboration with WFSB, with the show airing on WFSB+ and WFSB’s Facebook page.

In the Media

Eyewitness News 3: ANSWER DESK SPECIAL REPORT TONIGHT: Crisis in Ukraine

Vahid Behzadan, assistant professor of cybersecurity, computer and electrical engineering; Declan Hill, associate professor of investigations; Olena Lennon, an adjunct professor of political science and international affairs; David Sacco, a practitioner in residence of finance; and Howard Stoffer, professor of national security and international affairs, took part in a panel discussion on the war in Ukraine and its impact. The special program was part of collaboration with WFSB, with the show airing on WFSB+ and WFSB’s Facebook page.