Andrew A. Michta | Distinguished Professor
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Andrew A. Michta is the M. W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College and an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise are international security, NATO, and European politics and security, with a special focus on Central Europe and the Baltic States.

In 2013-2014 Professor Michta was a Senior Fellow focusing on defense programming at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington. In 2011-13 he was a Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the founding Director of the GMFUS Warsaw office. In 2009-10 he was a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. In 2005-09 he served as 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. Previously he was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover

Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, and a Research Associate at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the George Washington University. He serves on a number of advisory boards and boards of trustees. He is a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

Professor Michta has published books, book chapters and articles on U.S. and European security, NATO, transatlantic relations, civil-military relations and democratization in Poland and Central Europe.  He is bilingual in English and Polish, fluent in Russian, and proficient in German and French.  He is a frequent media contributor and writes a regular commentary "On Europe and Security" for The American Interest. His new book The Future of NATO: Regional Defense and Global Security (with Paal Hilde) was published by the University of Michigan Press in the summer of 2014

 Professor Michta has been decorated with the US Army Superior Civilian Service Medal, the Cavalier′s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, and with the Gold Medal of the Polish Armed Forces.


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

  • International Studies 190 - INTERNATNL POLITICS SINCE 1945
  • International Studies 281 - GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF EUROPE 
  • International Studies 336 - NATIONALISM
  • International Studies 371 - AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY
  • International Studies 372 - US NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY
  • International Studies 373 – TERRORISM AND NATIONAL SECURITY
  • International Studies 374 – SECURITY STUDIES
  • International Studies 495 - HONORS TUTORIAL