Michael E. Brown

Michael E. Brown
Title:
Professor of International Affairs and Political Science
Office:
1957 E St. NW 605
Phone:
202-994-1807
Fax:
202-994-0335
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

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

Michael E. Brown is a Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He was Dean of the Elliott School from 2005 to 2015.
 
From 1998 to 2005, Professor Brown was on the faculty of the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. From 2000 to 2005, he was 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, 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. Professor Brown was Editor of the journal Survival from 1991 to 1994. He was Co-Editor of the International Security, the leading academic journal in the security studies field, from 1994 to 2006. He now serves on the Editorial Boards of Asian Security, International Security, and The Washington Quarterly.
 
Professor 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 or co-editor of 23 books, including: The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21 st Century; Grave New World: Security Challenges in the 21st Century; and Ethnic Conflict and International Security. His research interests include: global trends and global governance; gender and security issues; regional security; U.S. foreign policy and U.S. grand strategy.
 
Professor Brown received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. He has given more than 150 talks in more than 30 countries outside of his home country, the United States. He has traveled to more than 75 countries.

Current Research

Great power politics, US-Asian relations, US-European relations, gender equality

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University

Publications

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.  Most recently, Dr. Brown has published The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century.

Office Hours

By appointment.

Classes Taught

IAFF 1005: Introduction to International Affairs

IAFF-3172: Conflict and Conflict Resolution

IAFF-3180: Gender, Conflict, and Security

IAFF-6118: Gender and Security

IAFF-6161: International Security

IAFF-6171: Conflict Resolution