Michael C. Horowitz

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Michael C. Horowitz (born 1978) is an American author and professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Early life and debating success[edit]

Horowitz grew up in Lexington, MA. He attended Emory University, where he was a member of a team that won the 2000 National Debate Tournament.[1] He graduated from Emory in 2000 with a BA in political science, then earned a PhD in Government from Harvard University.

Academic career[edit]

In addition to having a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania, Horowitz is an investigator for the Good Judgment Project. In 2013 he served as an International Affairs Fellow, funded by the Council on Foreign Relations, in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. He is author of the book The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics, which "examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power."[2] The book won the 2010 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award given by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, as well as the 2011 Best Book Award from the International Security Studies section of the International Studies Association and the 2011 Harold D. Lasswell Prize, Society of Policy Scientists.[2][3]

In 2017, Horowitz received the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association. This award is given annually to an individual under the age of 40 who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the study of international relations and peace research.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Michael Horowitz. "Debating Debate Club". Slate.com. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  2. ^ a b "Horowitz, M.C.: The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics. (eBook and Paperback)". Press.princeton.edu. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  3. ^ "The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics: Michael C. Horowitz: 9780691143965: Amazon.com: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2015-11-19.

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