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Julian Palmore
Julian I. Palmore

Professor, Department of Mathematics
Campus Honors faculty, Campus Honors Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

North American editor of Defense & Security Analysis
Centre for Defence and International Security Studies UK
The Center for Defense and Global Security Analyses USA

Office: 377 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
1409 W. Green, Urbana, IL 61801

Fax: 217-333-9576

Mathematical Specialization
Dynamical Systems, Chaotic dynamics

Mathematical Interests
Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, differential equations, chaos and complexity, probability.

Security Interests
Defense and security analyses, missile defense, counter proliferation, applications of operations research to defense and security problems, and emerging infectious diseases.

Fall 2008 - MATH 441 Differential Equations and MATH 461 Probability
Spring 2009 - CHP 395A Interdisciplinary Seminar on Spaceflight

Julian Palmore served from 2005 to 2007 as director of the UI's program in arms control, disarmament and international security. He has participated during the past six years in many conferences at Wilton Park, an academically independent agency of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he engaged in discussions on counterterrorism, missile defense proliferation, nuclear non-proliferation, and chemical/biological weapons. He is a member of the collegiate of the Centre for Defense and International Security Studies UK that publishes the international journal Defense & Security Analysis.

Ph.D. Students

Recent publications

"On setting priorities for international security II: Economic and security implications of natural disasters," Defense & Security Analysis, Vol. 24 No. 3 (September 2008). p. 325-327.

"More on avian influenza A/H5N1 threats in light of recent statistics," Defense & Security Analysis, Vol. 24 No. 2 (June 2008). p. 217-224.

Special edition Defense & Security Analysis on nuclear deterrence, Vol. 23 No. 3 (September 2007).

"A clear and present danger to international security: highly pathogenic avian influenza," Defense & Security Analysis 22:2 (June 2006).

"On setting priorities for international security," Critical Commentary, Defense & Security Analysis 22:1 (March 2006).

"Solutions of functional equation f(S) = Sk(f)," with P. Niamsup, Complex Variables and Elliptic Equations, 51:1 (January 2006), p.89-98.

"Missile Defense and Europe: Strengthening Transatlantic Cooperation in an Evolving Setting," Defense & Security Analysis 21:4 (December 2005).

Links to recent reports of my activities on security

Defense and Security Analysis is an independent, interdisciplinary
and international journal which is mainly concerned with the field of defense theory
and analysis and "Special edition September 2007 on nuclear deterrence"

Russia and U.S. views on EU missile defense June 2007: and

North Korea's nuclear test October 2006

Threats to international security 2006: and

Missile defense in the EU 2004

Danger of "dirty bombs" 2002

Threats to U.S. national security 2001

Department of Mathematics
273 Altgeld Hall, MC-382
1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
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