Andrew Michta | Distinguished Professor
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Andrew A. Michta is the M. W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College, a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.  He is currently on leave from Rhodes (2011-13) serving as the Director of the GMFUS Warsaw Office.  In 2005-2009 he was Professor of National Security Studies and Director of Studies of the Senior Executive Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany.  He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University (1987).

Professor Michta is the author of several books on European security and transatlantic relations.  His most recent book The Limits of Alliance: The United States, NATO and the EU in North and Central Europe was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2006.  He is presently completing a book on the future of transatlantic relations.  He has contributed articles and book chapters on NATO enlargement, U.S. national security policy, European security, post-communist transition, civil-military relations, and U.S. security policy.  His books have been reviewed in Foreign Affairs, Osteuropa, Journal de Science Politique, Polish Review, Slavic Review, Russian Review, and Europe-Asia Studies.  He is a frequent consultant to the U.S. government.  He has lectured at universities in the U.S. and Europe, as well as the Foreign Service Institute, the U.S. State Department, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the U.S. Naval Academy.  He was a Fulbright Research Scholar and a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C (2000-01).  He has received the Clarence Day Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research, the Superior Civilian Service Medal Award from the U.S. Department of Defense, and a number of fellowships and grants. 

He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and serves on the Advisory Council of the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington and the Academic Advisory Committee to the East European Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


1987, Ph.D, School of Advanced International Studies–Johns Hopkins
1982, M.A., Michigan State University
1980, B.A., St. Mary′s College

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