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Walsh,  Michael 

Full Name:  Walsh,  Michael 
Program Name: National Security
Title: Adjunct Fellow for Emerging Technologies
Phone Number: (202) 546-3300
Email: [email protected]


Michael Edward Walsh serves as an Adjunct Fellow for Emerging Technologies at the Federation of American Scientists. He is also the President of the Emerging Science and Technology Policy Centre, CEO of Plan G Consulting, President of the Pacific Islands Society, Senior Fellow at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and President of the African Security Society.

Mr. Walsh’s professional experience spans diplomacy, journalism, foreign policy, emerging technologies, and military affairs. He was previously a senior foreign correspondent in Asia and North America. He also held roles as a senior marketing communications manager at Microsoft Corporation and as a management consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense. And, he has been a visiting scholar at the Universität der Bundeswehr München, Universität Zürich, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Mr. Walsh has been nominated to sit on multiple expert committees. These include the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Emerging Security Challenges Experts Working Group and the Doctoral Working Group for International Relations Research on Africa at Goethe-Universität.

Mr. Walsh is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. These include the Vivian Award from the National Press Club, a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, an Internal Research and Development (IRAD) award from Northrop Grumman Corporation, and multiple Patent and TechNet awards from Microsoft Corporation. He was also selected for the Young Leaders Program at Pacific Forum CSIS.

Mr. Walsh is currently a member of the Royal African Society, African Studies Association of the UK, European Sociological Association, and Junior Chamber International. He is also a past member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and the National Press Club (NPC). At the NPC, he served as the Vice Chair of the International Correspondents Committee and a member of the Freedom of the Press Committee.

Mr. Walsh is a PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London. He received his BA from The Johns Hopkins University and his MA from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also attended executive education at the Harvard Business School and completed professional training at the United States Institute of Peace.


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