Archive - June, 2010

My New Book: The Diffusion of Military Power

The Diffusion Of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power. Michael Horowitz argues that a state or actor wishing to adopt a military innovation must possess both the financial resources to buy or build the technology and the internal […]

CSIS Debate on Nuclear Weapons Featuring College Debaters

June 07 0 Comments Category: CSIS, Debate, Nuclear Weapons

Thursday, I’ll be attending a special event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). As part of their ongoing Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), CSIS is featuring a debate over the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). What makes this especially interesting is that the participants will be college debaters from Emory University, my alma mater, and Michigan State University. Since the college debate topic this past year focused specifically on US nuclear weapons policy, I expect this to be a very interesting discussion. Policy debate is an incredible, life-changing activity. I was fortunate to participate in high school and college and I am excited to attend this event. I would encourage anyone interested in these topics to attend as well. For more information, please go to this page.

Hello

June 02 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

My name is Michael Horowitz and I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.  My faculty page is here.  This website is designed to serve as a focal point to describe my research and post replication idea.   I’ll also be occasionally posting content about particular things I am doing or […]