Michael Poznansky

  • U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow

  • David and Cindy Edelson Postdoctoral Fellow

Michael Poznansky is Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Intelligence Studies in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. His research sits at the intersection of security and intelligence studies, with a particular focus on secrecy in world politics. Michael earned his Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and has previously held fellowships with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and the Modern War Institute at West Point. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science​, European Journal of International RelationsInternational InteractionsInternational Studies QuarterlyJournal of Global Security Studies​, Journal of Peace Research​, and Journal of Strategies Studies. Michael has also written for a variety of policy outlets, including Lawfare, Political Violence at a Glance, The Diplomat, War on the Rocks, and Washington Post.

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  • B.A. University of Delaware
  • M.A. University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia

Selected Publications

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