MICHAEL DZIEDZIC, PHD    
Phone: (202) 578-8519


Michael Dziedzic is a retired Colonel with over 20 years of experience in the international civil/military and stabilization field whose career blended the worlds of theory and practice. His scholarly positions have included Professor at the Air Force Academy, the National War College, and Georgetown University and Senior Fellow and Senior Program Officer at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Institute for National Strategic Studies, and US Institute of Peace. His field experience includes postings in a number of societies emerging from protracted conflict, including El Salvador, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.  His publications include works that have shaped the way the U.S. approaches peace and stability operations: Policing the New World Disorder identified a recurring “public security gap” in international interventions which led to the creation of the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units; Quest for Viable Peace proposed that “conflict transformation” is the essence of the transition from war to sustainable peace, and this concept was adopted by the State Department’s Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization as the paradigm for U.S. strategic planning and was incorporated into the US Army Field Manual 3-07 on Stability Operations. His most recent publications (2016) are Criminalized Power Structures: The Overlooked Enemies of Peace and Combating Criminalized Power Structures: A Toolkit. Progress toward the implementation of the recommendations in these works is updated here.

     EXPERIENCE     
Pax Advisory

Consultant

Pax Advisory

•Kosovo Summer Program team-teaching “The International Community and Conflict Transformation in Kosovo.”
•Advised Syrian National Council on planning for post-Assad transition as consultant for Danish Government and Public International Law and Policy Group
•Developed metrics for efficacy of community monitoring of extractive industries in Afghanistan as consultant to US Institute for Peace.
•Consultant on peace and security with Deloitte.
•Advising Alliance for Peacebuilding on strategies for addressing emerging challenges in war termination and conflict transformation.
•Assisted American Society for International Law and Center for Civilians in Conflict on implications for protection of civilians of potential options for military intervention in Syria Advising Syrian Emergency Task Force on strategic considerations for training police in liberated areas of Syria.
•Developed metrics for National Training Mission-Afghanistan to evaluate capacity building programs for Afghan National Police as consultant with Coffey International Development Ltd.

United States Institute of Peace

Senior Program Officer

United States Institute of Peace


Head of S/CRS asked USIP for assistance with friction between US military and US humanitarian community that had arisen in Afghanistan in 2001-2 during the initial stage of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sent by State Department to work with UNMIK to develop metrics for determining if standards were being met so talks on Kosovo’s status could begin.
Asked by National Security Council (NSC) in 2003 to develop concept for rule of law capability within US Government to avert mayhem like what occurred after fall of Baghdad.
Sent by UN to Kosovo to investigate response by UNMIK to 2004 province-wide riots and provide recommendations to avert future inadequacies in maintaining public security.
Persuaded State Department to use 2004 G-8 Summit to address “public security gap” (i.e. gap in capacity for robust policing in international peace missions).
Developed concept for establishing an international training center, Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU), to address this gap.
Proposal was adopted by G-8 and became part of Global Peace Operations Initiative.
At graduation of first CoESPU class in 2005 organized international dialogue on challenges in bridging the public security gap and prospective solutions.
Organized two Command Development Seminars with Police Division of Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) for deployed commanders of Formed Police Units (FPU) and Police Commissioners in 2007.
Organized conference at CoESPU with DPKO to develop standards for evaluating FPU performance and readiness in 2008.
Organized initial discussion of doctrine for use of FPUs for protection of civilians in 2011.
Developed metrics for National Training Mission-Afghanistan to evaluate capacity building programs for Afghan National Police as consultant with Coffey International Development Ltd. 
Head of S/CRS asked USIP for assistance with friction between US military and US humanitarian community that had arisen in Afghanistan in 2001-2 during the initial stage of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sent by State Department to work with UNMIK to develop metrics for determining if standards were being met so talks on Kosovo’s status could begin .
Asked by National Security Council (NSC) in 2003 to develop concept for rule of law capability within US Government to avert mayhem like what occurred after fall of Baghdad.
Sent by UN to Kosovo to investigate response by UNMIK to 2004 province-wide riots and provide recommendations to avert future inadequacies in maintaining public security.
Persuaded State Department to use 2004 G-8 Summit to address “public security gap” (i.e. gap in capacity for robust policing in international peace missions).
Developed concept for establishing an international training center, Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU), to address this gap.
Proposal was adopted by G-8 and became part of Global Peace Operations Initiative.
At graduation of first CoESPU class in 2005 organized international dialogue on challenges in bridging the public security gap and prospective solutions.
Organized two Command Development Seminars with Police Division of Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) for deployed commanders of Formed Police Units (FPU) and Police Commissioners in 2007.
Organized conference at CoESPU with DPKO to develop standards for evaluating FPU performance and readiness in 2008.
Organized initial discussion of doctrine for use of FPUs for protection of civilians in 2011.
United States Air Force



Colonel

United States Air Force


Seconded by USG to the UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) as strategic planner for the mission.
Air Attache to the US Embassy in El Salvador
Professor US Air Force Academy


     EDUCATION     

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)






     PUBLICATIONS