Michael Williams

Dr Michael John Williams is Associate Professor, Director of the International Relations Graduate Programs and Vice Chair of the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

One of his books is called “Science, Law and Liberalism in the American Way of War: The Quest for Humanity in Conflict” (Cambridge: University Press, 2015). His work has been published in journals such as International Affairs, International Politics, International Peacekeeping, Global Governance and Cooperation & Conflict.

Michael is a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and the Royal Society for the Arts (UK), an Associate of LSE IDEAS, and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Atlantic Council of the United States.

He has been a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and a Senior Associate Scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington D.C. He held a Bosch Fellowship in the German Ministry of Defence, a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Oxford, and a DAAD Fellowship at the Bundeswehr Center for Social Science. He was also an investigator in the Sustainable Peacebuilding Network, a collaborative research project involving 20 scholars from six countries, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Before Maxwell, he was Clinical Professor and Director of International Relations at NYU, Associate Professor at the University of London and the Head of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London. He has consulted for policy-makers in the US, Canada and across Europe.

Educated at the universities of Delaware, Hamburg, Bayreuth, Bath, Berlin and Moscow, he earned his doctorate at the London School of Economics & Political Science.



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