Eric Jardine is a CIGI fellow and assistant professor of political science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Virginia. He joined CIGI as a research fellow in May 2014. In this role, he contributed to CIGI’s work on Internet governance, including the CIGI–Chatham House sponsored Global Commission on Internet Governance.
Eric holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Calgary, and an M.A. in political science from Carleton University. He also holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.
Eric has taught a number of courses at Carleton University, St. Paul’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada. During his doctoral studies, he published extensively on various aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgency. His articles have appeared in a number of peer-reviewed and policy journals, including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Journal of Strategic Studies, Civil Wars, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Joint Force Quarterly and Parameters, among others.
Eric’s current research focuses on war weariness and conflict outcome as well as cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber protest and the like. While working on a number of projects in these areas, he is also currently turning his dissertation research, entitled, The Insurgent’s Dilemma, into a book manuscript.