Dr. Jack Jarmon has taught international relation courses at the University of Pennsylvania, the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, and Rutgers University where he was also Associate Director of the Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis - a Center of Excellence of the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Division.
In the mid 1990s, he was USAID technical advisor for the Russian government. During its economic transition period, Jack Jarmon worked for the Russian Privatization Committee, and with such organizations as the US Russia Investment Fund, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, and various money center banks. His private sector career includes global consultant firms, technology companies, and financial institutions. He was a manager with Arthur Andersen in Moscow and Director of Strategic Alliances at Nortel Networks, Brampton, Ontario.
He studied Soviet and Russian affairs at Fordham University and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. Jarmon is fluent in Russian and holds a doctorate degree in global affairs from Rutgers. He has authored and co-authored five books, which are currently core texts for international and security studies programs in the US and abroad.
While serving with USAID Jack Jarmon assisted privatized firms seeking investment capital from international and state sponsored lending institutions. The position included creating a back channel into these establishments for various organizations of the World Bank Group as well as money center banks and international venture capital firms.
His university textbooks have become core texts for international and security studies programs at universities in the US and abroad. Stephen Flynn, a former member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Council and Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University wrote: “Jack Jarmon serves as a modern-day reconnaissance scout, surveying the global landscape and reporting back on the emerging dangers”. Melissa Hathaway, former cyber advisor to Presidents George W. Bush and member of Barack Obama’s National Security Council, commented on his book The Cyber Threat and Globalization, (co-written with Pano Yannakogeorgos): “This book provides a foundational understanding of how cyberspace has transformed the nature of national security, global conflict and international relations and will be relevant for years to come.”
Jarmon’s career spans over forty years of progressive corporate experience, academic research, international business and policy development. Assignments required him to meet regularly with corporate executives, government officials, local and national figures. Dr. Jarmon has been a background source for journalists covering domestic politics and global security. A partial list of major outlets includes The New York Times, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, Vanity Fair, and The Moscow Times. Contributors to his own work are former US senators, Bob Kerrey and Sam Nunn, state governors, members of the National Security Council, and nationally prominent subject matter experts in academe and the private/public sector. Jarmon has lectured extensively at war colleges, many major research universities, and in public forums.