John M. Owen IV

Faculty Senior Fellow

Areas Of Expertise

  • Foreign Affairs
  • American Defense and Security
  • Religion

John M. Owen, faculty senior fellow and Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics, is the chair of the UVA Department of Politics. He is the author of Liberal Peace, Liberal War: American Politics and International Security (Cornell University Press, 1997) and of The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010 (Princeton University Press, 2010). He is also co-editor of Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order (Columbia University Press, 2011).

He has published work in Foreign AffairsInternational OrganizationInternational PoliticsInternationale Politik und GesellschaftInternational SecurityInternational Studies QuarterlyPerspectives on PoliticsThe National Interest, and several edited volumes. Professor Owen is the recipient of fellowships from the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, and the Center of International Studies at Princeton. His research has been funded by the MacArthur, Earhart, and Donchian Foundations. He is a member of the editorial board of International Security, and a faculty fellow at the UVA Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. 

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Trump's National Security Policy: Join us today at 11:00 a.m. Eastern as Michael E. O'Hanlon of The Brookings Institution and our own John Owen look at the Trump administration's National Security Strategy and how policies are working—or not working—in the real world.
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The serial expulsions of Russian diplomats and spies by Western countries, and Russia’s retaliation, have triggered media speculation about a new Cold War. That speculation has followed conjecture about another coming Cold War, this one between China and the United States, set off by threats of a trade war and ongoing tension between the two countries over maritime rights in Southeast Asia. But for all the hand-wringing about a new Cold War, there simply aren’t the right ingredients for a renewed form of that long-term, existential struggle.
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The Miller Center is thrilled to announce its second class of senior fellows, seven accomplished academic professionals who will help the Center in its mission to provide national leaders with the history, perspective, and understanding they need to make effective decisions.