Dr. Paul Miller, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, has been named the 2019–2020 Visiting Professor for AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life. In this position, which rotates annually (and has previously been held by Dr. Elizabeth Corey, Prof. Brian Brenberg, Dr. Stephen Smith, and Dr. Gregory Thornbury), Dr. Miller will collaborate with the initiative in a number of ways, including: instructing a week-long course during the 2020 AEI Summer Honors Program, speaking on a number of college campuses, participating in major conferences, and writing blog posts and a published essay on how Christians should respond to the rise of nationalism in American public life.
At Georgetown, Dr. Miller serves as co-chair of the Global Politics and Security concentration in the MSFS program. Dr. Miller is also a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. As a practitioner, he served as Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council staff; worked as an intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency; and served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. Dr. Miller also taught at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Defense University and worked at the RAND Corporation prior to his arrival at Georgetown.
A prolific writer, his most recent book, American Power and Liberal Order: A Conservative Internationalist Grand Strategy, was published by Georgetown University Press in 2016. In his first book, Armed State Building (Cornell University Press, 2013), Dr. Miller examined the history and strategy of stability operations. His next book, tentatively titled Just War and Ordered Liberty, reinterprets the just war traditions in light of contemporary security challenges. His other writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Survival, Presidential Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, The American Interest, The National Interest, The World Affairs Journal, Small Wars and Insurgencies, and elsewhere.
He holds a Ph.D. in international relations and a B.A. in government from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University. He is a contributing editor of the Texas National Security Review, a contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy, a research fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and he hosts a wide-ranging podcast entitled Awkward Conversations.
Dr. Miller’s varied experience and principled yet pragmatic approach to issues of foreign policy and American society and culture will be an immense asset to the work of our initiative. We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with him in the year ahead.