Assistant Professor of Practice
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD Freie Universität Berlin
Research Areas: international relations; international security; conflict; development; peacekeeping; statebuilding
Michael Harsch is Assistant Professor of Practice in NYUAD's Social Science Division and a Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation (CIC) in New York. His research examines local and global institutions' role in promoting security, effective government, and economic development, with a focus on fragile and conflict-affected states. He is the author of The Power of Dependence: NATO-UN Cooperation in Crisis Management (Oxford University Press, 2015). He is currently leading a grant-funded project that aims to explain the emergence of “islands of stability” in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia.
He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Department of Political Science, the World Bank’s Global Center on Conflict, Security and Development in Kenya, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Germany. He also completed fellowships at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP).
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