Michael A. Hunzeker

Non-Resident Senior Fellow

Michael A. Hunzeker is an assistant professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, where he also serves as the associate director of the Center for Security Policy Studies. His work on deterrence, military adaptation, and war termination has appeared in Security Studies, the Journal of Strategic StudiesPS: Politics and Political ScienceParametersDefense One, 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 co-authored 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. 


Ph.D., Public Affairs
Princeton University

Master's Degree, Public Affairs
Princeton University

B.A., Political Science
University of California, Berkeley