Biography

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MICHAEL E. SECHE | B.A. International Studies

Michael Seche graduated in December 2016 from the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, D.C. with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies. His academic work focused on terrorism, sub-state levels of violence, interstate security, and Modern Standard Arabic.

Seche continues to study Arabic and he plans to attend graduate school to earn a master’s degree in the language. With respect to MSA, Seche is especially interested in Arabic morphology, syntax, and linguistics. Seche currently lives in San Diego, California with his partner Joel and their English Ivy houseplants Pam and Celia.

Personal Note:

I stay abreast of the current literature and research within the security studies field by keeping up-to-date on national and global news and by reading longer academic pieces and analysis at least once a week. I like to use this website as a way to motivate me to stay engaged and informed on the current issues and not fall behind just because I am no longer an enrolled student. My intention with every article I write is to remain within the sphere of academic analysis and reporting and not to stray into opinion and gossip.

My academic background is in security studies with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. I have taken countless courses on terrorism, terrorist organizations, sub-state levels of violence (riots, civil wars, political violence), political Islam, petro-politics, history of the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. foreign policy.

Other areas of study include the U.S. intelligence community, homeland security, physical infrastructure protection, international organizations, international economics, international development, peace studies, conflict resolution, and human relations.

When I am not in front of my computer or reading a book, I like to do anything outdoors with my husband Joel: gardening, trail running, wine tasting, hiking…and on and on.