Michael Schroeder

Michael Schroeder is Senior Professorial Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Masters Education at the School of International Service. He previously served as the director of the school’s Global Governance, Politics, and Security Program from 2013 to 2017.

Dr. Schroeder’s teaching and research is focused on the United Nations system, political leadership and global governance & international organizations. He is currently working on a book investigating why some executive heads of international organizations are viewed as more successful leaders than others and the strategies these leaders used to help their organization adapt to changes in world politics.

He has also conducted research on U.N. crisis management, electoral assistance and peace operations, the development of international norms, transnational advocacy campaigns, international mediation, and inter-organizational cooperation.

His research is published in Global Policy (2017), Global Governance (2013) and International Studies Review (2014). His work has also appeared in The Washington Post Monkey Cage, The Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News and World Report, The Huffington Post and The Hill. Dr. Schroeder has taught a range of courses at the graduate and undergraduate level including Introduction to International Relations, International Cooperation, International Organization, The United Nations and Leadership in World Politics.

(Biography courtesy of American University)

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