Michael E. Brown

Michael E. Brown

Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs Professor of International Affairs and Political Science
1957 E St.
Phone: 202-994-6241
Fax: 202-994-0335

Areas of Expertise

International security, conflict and conflict resolution, U.S. foreign and defense policy.


Michael E. Brown is the Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University.

From 1998 to 2005, Dr. Brown was on the faculty of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. From 2000 to 2005, he served as Director of Georgetown's Center for Peace and Security Studies and Director of the M.A. program in Security Studies. From 1994 to 1998, he was Associate Director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. From 1988 to 1994, he was a member of the Directing Staff and Senior Fellow in U.S. Security Policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.


Dr. Brown was Co-Editor of the journal International Security from 1994 to 2006. He now serves on the journal's Editorial Board. He was Editor of the journal Survival from 1991 to 1994.

Dr. Brown is the author of Flying Blind: The Politics of the U.S. Strategic Bomber Program, which won the Edgar Furniss National Security Book Award. He is the editor of Ethnic Conflict and International Security; The International Dimensions of Internal Conflict; and Grave New World: Security Challenges in the 21st Century. He is co-editor of The Costs of Conflict; Government Policies and Ethnic Relations in Asia and the Pacific; Fighting Words: Language Policy and Ethnic Conflict in Asia; and fourteen International Security readers.

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