Michael Poznansky
2016, NEFP
Research Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center, Harvard University



Michael Poznansky is a pre-doctoral research fellow with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Virginia. Starting in fall 2016, he will be an Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Intelligence Studies in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Michael’s research interests include secrecy, international relations theory, coercive diplomacy, and foreign policy. His dissertation investigates why leaders sometimes turn to covert action and others forms of secrecy when intervening to overthrow or prop up regimes. Michael’s research has appeared or is forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly and the European Journal of International Relations.


Human Rights and Democracy Promotion, Foreign Policy