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Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Naval Postgraduate School
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Professional experience

Research Assistant Professor

Naval Postgraduate School

October 2009 - Present



Institut Francais de Geopolitique - Université de Paris VIII.

October 2004 - October 2005(a year)

Juris Doctor

Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosi Law School

July 1997 - July 2002(5 years)

Doctor in Geopolitics

University of Paris


Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez is a assistant professor at the department of National Security Affairs and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. His fields of research include border security, the policy making process, the implications of new technologies for security and defense policies, and the geopolitical and strategic effects of homeland security/defense and national security with a regional focus on North America. He has also been invited as guest lecturer at the Collège interarmées de Défense (CID) of the French armed forces and at the Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques in Paris (IRIS). His research on homeland security issues has led to travel all along the US-Mexico border to interview political actors, intellectuals and authorities. In the course of his research, Dr. Nieto-Gomez has observed the geographic conditions that affect the security ecosystem of the US perimeter, gaining first-hand knowledge of every mile of this important and conflictive territory. He has published on homeland security, its relation with “traditional” national security and the implications of this policy for the security of North American territory. He has also published a book on the subject of freedom of speech and information, and from 2000 to 2004 he maintained a regular political op-ed column in the Mexican newspaper Pulso de San Luis. In some of his most recent work he has focused on the relation between the accelerating pace of technology and innovation and homeland security and defense policies. He is also a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Homeland Security Affairs Journal, one of the most important peer reviewed scientific publications on homeland defense and security policies. Dr. Nieto-Gomez obtained his PhD (summa cum laude) in geopolitics at the Institut Français de Geopolitique of the University of Paris, from where he also holds a master’s degree in the same field. He also holds a Mexican J.D. from the State University of San Luis Potosí, specializing in international public and private law inside the NAFTA region. His mother tongue is Spanish and he's also fluent in English and French.

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