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Dr. Edward Mienie

Title: Executive Director, Strategic Studies Program & Partnerships and Associate Professor of Strategic & Security Studies
Phone: 706-867-4465

Office: Hansford Hall, 319, Dahlonega
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Mienie has more than 15 years of experience working in international relations and business, media relations, and coalition building. He earned a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of South Africa and received his doctorate in international conflict management while teaching and leading the academic exchange program with South Africa at Kennesaw State University.

Language Skills

  • English (fluent)
  • Afrikaans (fluent)
  • German (fluent)
  • Dutch (functional)
  • Flemish (functional)

Courses Taught

  • Comparative Military Systems


  • Ph.D., International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, 2014
  • B.A., Law, University of South Africa, 1984

Research/Special Interests

Cyber; State Fragility


Presentations with Published Proceedings

  • Payne, B., Parker, V., Mienie, E. (2017). Siri Gets a Subpoena: Unintended Social, Ethical and Legal Consequences of the Internet of Things. Proceedings of the 2017 National Cyber Summit Research Track, p. 95-100. Huntsville, AL.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • Payne, B.R, Parker, V.C., and Mienie, E.L. (2018). Building a Civil-Military Framework for Cyber Deterrence. In Robinson, Payne, Antonia (Eds.) Civil-Military Cooperation and International Collaboration in Cyber Operations. Monograph, University of North Georgia Press. Under preparation.
  • Published in Disaster Prevention and Management (2015), “From Armed Conflict to Disaster Vulnerability,” access:
  • Published in Security Studies Institute, United States Army War College (2012), “Colloquium Brief, Conflict Management and Peace-building: Pillars of a new American Grand Strategy?”
  • Published in United Nations Academic Impact Website (2012), “From Armed Conflict to Natural Disaster Vulnerability,” access:
  • Published in Adebayo, A. G. (2012), “Managing Conflicts in Africa's Democratic Transitions.” Akanmu G. Adebayo [editor]. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2012
  • Guest Reviewer for Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 2011

Work Experience

  • Executive Director Strategic & Security Studies Program & External Relations, UNG, 2017
  • Associate Vice President Executive Affairs, UNG, 2015-17
  • Executive Advisor, Applied Software Technology, 2002-2015
  • SAP Software Consultant, 1999-2010
  • Diplomat, South Africa, 1987-1998
  • Deputy-Ambassador to Switzerland, 1994-1998
  • Political Advisor, Minister of Foreign Affairs, South Africa, 1992-1994
  • Political Advisor to Ambassador and US Government/Congressional Liaison, Washington, D.C., 1989-1992
  • Active Military Conscript (Angolan War), 1979-1983

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