Michael Hunzeker

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Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government

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Fairfax Campus, Aquia Building, Room 326
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
MSN: 3F4


Michael A. Hunzeker is an associate professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, the associate director of the Schar School’s Center for Security Policy Studies, and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. His work on deterrence, military adaptation, and war termination has appeared in Security Studies, the Journal of Strategic StudiesPS: Politics and Political ScienceParametersDefense One, Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks and the RUSI Journal. Michael recently published a book on wartime learning, Dying to Learn: Wartime Lessons from the Western Front with Cornell University Press. He has also coauthored monographs on conventional deterrence in northeastern Europe and the Taiwan Strait. Michael served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2000–2006 and holds an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a Ph.D., M.P.A., and A.M. from Princeton University. 

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Areas of Research:

  • International Security
  • Wartime learning and adaptation
  • Conventional deterrence
  • Taiwanese defense reform