Patrick Christian, Ph.D.
Senior Field Research
Dr. Patrick James Christian is a psychoanalytical anthropologist specializing in the psychopathology of violent ethnic and cultural conflicts.
He is an adjunct professor at USSOCOM’s Joint Special Operations University and the managing partner of Valka-Mir Human Security R&D which is under contract with USASOC’s J.F.K. Special Warfare Center & School to research and develop advanced military social science programs that involve non-lethal targeting, field engagement and intervention applications for Army Special Forces, Civil Affairs, and Psychological Operations personnel and deployed teams.
Dr Christian is a retired US Army Special Forces officer with field research and military engagement experience in Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala, Somali-Ogadin and Oromo regions of Ethiopia, the Darfur region of Sudan, Chad, Niger, Kenya, Morocco, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan.