Michael W. Mosser

Special guest

Dr. Michael W. Mosser is an Assistant Professor of Instruction with a joint appointment in the Department of Government, the Center for European Studies, and the International Relations and Global Governance (IRG) program at the University of Texas at Austin. From August 2009 to May 2012, he was a visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. From January to June 2009, he served as Associate Director of the European Union Center of Excellence and a Fellow of the Robert S. Strauss Center at the University of Texas at Austin. From June 2009 to May 2010, he was the initial military/education liaison for the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs Robert S. Strauss Center’s “Climate Change and African Political Stability” grant funded by the US Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative. From 2006 to 2009 he was an assistant professor at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he taught international relations, security studies, and comparative foreign policy of Western Europe.

His most recent article, "Embracing “embedded security”: the OSCE's understated but significant role in the European security architecture" was published in European Security in July 2015. He is presently working on a project conceptualizing the European Union as a catalyst in European security.

Other research includes an article co-authored with Dr. Dan Cox of SAMS, "Defense Forecasting in Theory and Practice: Conceptualizing and Teaching the Future Operating Environment," was published online at Small Wars Journal in January 2013. Previous articles include “Identimetrics: Operationalizing Identity in Counterinsurgency Operations” was published online at the e-International Relations website (http://www.e-ir.info) in March 2010 and “The Promise and the Peril: The Social Construction of American Military Technology,” in the Whitehead Journal of International Diplomacy and International Relations, Volume XI, Number 2 (Summer/Fall 2010), pp. 91-104. In addition Mosser published the lead article in the “Puzzles Versus Problems: The Alleged Disconnect between Academics and Military Practitioners,” symposium in Perspectives on Politics 8:4 (December 2010), pp. 1077-1086, as well as “The Myth of a Global Insurgency: The Dangers of Mistaking Coherence for Capability,” in JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, 56:1 (January 2010), pp. 140-143. While at SAMS, he published the lead article of a series on the military role in the amnesty, reconciliation and reintegration (AR2) process entitled “The ‘Armed Reconciler:’ The Military Role in the Amnesty, Reconciliation, and Reintegration Process,” Military Review, Vol. 87 (Nov./Dec. 2007), pp. 13-19.

A southwestern Pennsylvania native, Dr. Mosser is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BA, Political Science and History) and the University of Wisconsin – Madison (MA and PhD, Political Science). He has published articles and book chapters on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as well as in the fields of military art and science and military sociology more generally. He is active in student events and activities on campus related to his research and teaching fields, has published op-eds in major Texas newspapers and has been a regular guest on KUT Radio’s “Texas Standard” news program.

From the UT College of Liberal Arts faculty page_

Michael W. Mosser has been a guest on 2 episodes.