Michael W. Mosser is a Lecturer in the Department of Government, International Relations and Global Studies, and at the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He previously served as a visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX and as the Associate Director of the European Union Center of Excellence. From June 2009 to May 2010, he was the initial military/education liaison for the 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. From 2001 to 2006, he served as Assistant Dean in the Graduate School and Office of International Programs at the University of Kansas. He has published articles in the fields of military art and science and military sociology, and is presently co-authoring a textbook on international organizations. Dr. Mosser earned his PhD in political science in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.