Michael F. Harsch

Non-Resident Fellow

Dr. Michael F. Harsch is a faculty fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). He spent the 2013/14 academic year at CIC. His research examines international cooperation in promoting security, effective governance and development in fragile and conflict-affected countries, with a focus on Afghanistan and the Balkans. His book - "The Power of Dependence: NATO-UN Cooperation in Crisis Management" - was published by Oxford University Press in early 2015.

Prior to joining NYUAD, Michael completed fellowships at Johns Hopkins University's SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). He was also a visiting scholar at the World Bank’s Global Center on Conflict, Security and Development in Kenya and at Stanford University’s Department of Political Science.

Michael completed his PhD in political science at the Freie Universität Berlin on a fellowship funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. He has authored multiple articles for leading policy-oriented journals and think tanks, with a focus on conflict management and post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan and Pakistan, inter-organizational cooperation, German foreign policy and transatlantic relations.