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Benjamin Tkach

Dr. Benjamin Tkach

Office: Bowen Hall
Phone: (662) 325-2711
Email: b.tkach@msstate.edu


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Dr. Benjamin Tkach is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration where he teaches international relations. He previously held a position at King University and held a post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development at the Center on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University. He has been a research fellow with the United States National Defense University and Joint Special Operations University, and he has collaborated on projects with the U.S. Department of Energy and Jane’s Information Group.  

His primary research focuses on privatization of security and non-state actors’ involvement in conflict. Additional research areas include US foreign policy and nuclear security. His work has appeared in Information, Communication and Society; Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy; and Conflict Management and Peace Science. The Joint Special Operations University published his booklet “Special Operations Contracting: 21st Century Approaches for Service and Technology Acquisition.” He has delivered invited lectures in the Netherlands, Lebanon, Qatar, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates (Sharjah). 

Dr. Tkach earned his PhD in Political Science at Texas A&M University in December 2013. He also holds a BA in Political Science from Whitworth University.

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Department of Political Science
and Public Administration
Department Phone: 662.325.2711
Department Fax: 662.325.2716
Mailing Address: P. O. Box PC
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Department Office: 105 Bowen Hall
Email address:polscipubadm@pspa.msstate.edu