Michael Horowitz Wins Furniss Book Award

Associate Professor of Political Science receives Furniss Book Award from the Mershon Center. Associate Professor of Political Science Michael C. Horowitz has won the Furniss Book Award from the Mershon Center for International Security Studies for his book The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics. This award is given each year to an author whose first book makes an exceptional contribution to the study of national and international security. Last November, the book also earned Horowitz the 2010 Best Book Award given by the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association.

Horowitz’s main research interests include international conflict and security issues, the intersection of religion and international relations, the role of leaders in international politics, and international security issues in East Asia.

Before coming to Penn, Horowitz was the Sidney R. Knafel Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and a predoctoral fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He has been a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and an associate fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence since 2008. He joined Penn’s faculty in 2007.

His work has been published in several academic journals, including International Organization, the Journal of Politics, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Security and Orbis.

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