Michael is the coordinator for the Center for International Development and Conflict Management and the associated minor program. He studies comparative politics and international relations, with a particular focus on civil conflict, insurgent group dynamics, and the neuropsychology of social violence. Prior to beginning his PhD, Michael worked for four years as a program officer at Democracy International, a democracy, right, and governance promotion implementing partner for USAID. 

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    M.P.P
    Degree Details
    International Security and Economic Policy
  • Degree Type
    B.A.
    Degree Details
    Government and Politics

Awards

Conferences

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2117A Chincoteague Hall
Center for International Development and Conflict Management
Email
mcowan12 [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
Tues 1-5, Thurs 9-Noon