Lieutenant Colonel Michael Harris is the U.S. Army War College Fellow hosted by the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. In this position, Harris conducts research on national security policy, participates in Columbia SIPA activities, and serves as a resource for its students.

Harris has served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, including assignments in the Middle East, South Asia, South America, Africa and Korea. Harris has held a variety of command and interagency positions, including advisor to the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

Lieutenant Colonel Harris’ education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), an MBA from Trident University, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Senior Executive Fellowship at Harvard University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Conflict Resolution.