Center for Critical Intelligence Studies

Jim Fraser

Jim Fraser
Instructor
Email
jim.fraser@rutgers.edu

Jim Fraser is the Founder and President of 262 Strategy, a government relations consulting firm based in New Jersey.  Before this, he spent over 20 years in corporate government relations in Washington, DC for several multi-national companies.  His responsibilities included the development and execution of comprehensive government relations strategies for these companies.  In this role, he directed corporate engagement with the legislative and executive branches of our federal government, with state and local entities, and with industry associations and think tanks.

Prior to entering the corporate world, Fraser was a U.S. Navy Pilot.  He retired in 2002 at the rank of Commander after serving over 23 years of active and reserve duty. In his last duty assignment, Fraser served at the Pentagon as the Director for Senate Affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. In addition to a wide range of responsibilities for all Senate issues, including political nominations, he also maintained primary responsibility for international security policy issues, including National Missile Defense, Cooperative Threat Reduction, Export Controls, Foreign Military Sales, and National Strategic Policy.  Before this assignment, Fraser was a Senior Policy Advisor assigned to the Balkans Task Force in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. His duties for the Task Force included responsibility for policy review of NATO military planning for the Balkans, congressional liaison, and public affairs liaison.

As a Part-Time Lecturer in Political Science at Rutgers University, Fraser has also taught classes in Interest Groups and Introduction to International Relations. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Arts Degree in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University.

Col. Jack Jacobs

jack jacobs
Instructor
Email
jhj26@rutgers.edu

Jack Jacobs was born in Brooklyn, New York. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and entered the U.S. Army in 1966 as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program. He served as a platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, executive officer of an infantry battalion in the 7th Infantry Division, and commanded the 4th Battalion 10th Infantry in Panama. A member of the faculty of the US Military Academy, Jacobs taught international relations and comparative politics, and he was a member of the faculty of the National War College in Washington, DC.

He was in Vietnam twice, both times as an advisor to Vietnamese infantry battalions, earning three Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars and the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest combat decoration. Jacobs retired as a Colonel.

He was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of AutoFinance Group Inc, one of the firms to pioneer the securitization of debt instruments; the firm was subsequently sold to Key Bank. He was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust, where he ran foreign exchange options worldwide and was a partner in the institutional hedge fund business. Jacobs subsequently founded a similar business for Lehman Brothers and then retired again.

He is a principal of The Fitzroy Group, a firm that specializes in the development of residential real estate in London and invests both for its own account and in joint ventures with other institutions, and he is the Director of Veterans’ Advancement at the New York Film Academy. He serves on a number of charitable boards of directors and is a Director Emeritus of the World War II Museum.

Jacobs is the Senior Fellow in the Department of Social Sciences at the US Military Academy and is a visiting professor at Rutgers. An on-air analyst for NBC News, he was a member of the team that produced the 2011 Murrow Award-winning Nightly News segment “Iraq: The Long Way Out.”  Colonel Jacobs is also the co-author of the memoir, If Not Now, When?, published by Penguin and winner of the Colby Award. His second work of non-fiction is Basic, released by St. Martin’s Press in 2012, and he is an Executive Producer of the series Ten Weeks, which airs on Hulu.


James Doran Jr.

Bio
Instructor
Email
james.doranjr@rutgers.edu

Former CIA Senior Operations Officer with 38 years experience in Intelligence. He has had numerous field tours in Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the United States. Mr. Doran has professional fluency in half a dozen world languages.

Currently teaches the following at Rutgers University New Brunswick: National Security Policy (01:790:349) and Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies (01:790:292)

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