James L. Regens is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute
for Strategic Studies, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, U.S. Global Leadership
Coalition’s Oklahoma Advisory Committee, and Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (United
His current activities include serving as the Founding Partner of Antiphon Solutions, an
analytics and innovative technologies firm based in Oklahoma City and Tucson. He is on
the Advisory Board of the NAMEA Group, a global public affairs and business intelligence
firm based in Dubai and New York, and a Senior Advisor to American Global Strategies
based in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Regens is Regents Professor Emeritus of Strategic Communications and was founding
Director of the Center for Intelligence and National Security – an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence – at the University of Oklahoma. He previously held endowed chairs at Tulane and Oklahoma.
Prior to this, Regens served in the United States Marine Corps, U.S. Government policy and analytical positions, as a research fellow at national laboratories, and tenured faculty member at major research universities. He has field experience in Western Europe, Russia, China, the Middle East, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. Regens is a former chair of the Group on Energy and Environment, Organization for Economic Cooperation Development and has chaired multiple International Atomic Energy Agency technical committees.
Under his leadership as Principal Investigator, he has received over $40 million in funding, primarily from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and Department of Homeland Security to conduct a series of large-scale, interdisciplinary projects.
Dr. Regens has an eclectic background and has written and spoken widely on intelligence
and national security, data analytics and computational modeling, risk and decision making, technology innovation and development, and nuclear energy. He has over 200 publications including peer reviewed articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Intelligence and National Security, Journal of Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, Risk Analysis and other journals, has written eight books, and holds four U.S. patents.
He has appeared in print and broadcast media including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Strategy Bridge, Ottawa Citizen, The National (Abu Dhabi), Wavell Room, and ABC News as an expert source and commentator on a wide range of topics. Dr. Regens has a BS with honors and MA from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.