Michael John Williams

Clinical Professor of International Relations and Director of the IR Program at New York University


Dr. Williams is a fan of integrated learning and utilizes a mix of lecture, seminar discussion and problem-based learning to reach the learning objectives of his undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He is particulary interested in the challenges of teaching in international settings, having written the thesis for his Pg.Cert in Higher Education on methods to reduce plagiarism amongst international undergraduate students with English as a second language.

Dr. Williams has taught the following courses:

The Armed Forces & Society (Wesleyan & London)

Great Powers and Great Debates (London)

Cold War International Relations (London)

US Foreign Policy: History, Ideas and Cases (London)

US Foreign Policy: Advanced Graduate Seminar (London)

US Grand Strategy (NATO Defense College)

International Relations: Advanced Graduate Seminar (London)

World Politics (NYU)

War and Security in World Politics (London)

Strategic Aspects of International Relations: Advanced Graduate Seminar (LSE)

Contemporary Security Issues (KCL)

Transnational Security Studies (London)

Introduction to Political Science (FU Berlin)