Michael John Williams is associate professor of international affairs and director of international relations graduate programs at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Williams has been a member of the faculty at New York University and the University of London. Previously, he was director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Royal United Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London. Williams has been a Bosch fellow in the German Ministry of Defense, a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford’s Rothermere American Institute and at Nuffield College, and a DAAD fellow at the Bundeswehr Center for Military History and Social Sciences in Potsdam. Williams’s research focuses functionally on international security with a regional concentration on Europe and Russia. He has published extensively in both academic and policy outlets on European politics, transatlantic relations, NATO, defense issues, and the relationship between war, technology, and society. Williams is the author of three books, most recently Law, Science, Liberalism and the American Way of Warfare: The Quest for Humanity in Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2014). His work has been published in journals such as International Affairs, International Politics, International Peacekeeping, Global Governance, and Cooperation and Conflict and he has offered expert advice for outlets such as the New York Times, BBC, and CNN. Williams earned an honors BA with distinction from the University of Delaware, an MA with distinction from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and a PhD (2006) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.