Michael T. Corgan

Picture of Michael T. CorganMichael T. Corgan
156 Bay State Road
Room 201
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
(617) 353-3553
(617) 353-5350 fax 

Associate Professor of International Relations. (BS, U.S. Naval Academy; MPA, University of Washington; PhD, Boston University)

Specialization: International Security, Icelandic and Scandinavian Affairs, and Arctic Security and Politics.

Affiliated with Boston University since 1985, Michael T. Corgan has also served as Chairman of the Department of Naval Science and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Political Science and History. He specializes in American government institutions, international security studies, and Icelandic government and politics. He has participated in extensive government service in political and military planning (especially NATO). He also is a regularly appearing media analyst on security and political affairs for many Icelandic and Boston media outlets. In his naval career, he was a Surface Warfare Officer with two combat tours, an instructor at the US Naval Academy, the Dean of Academics for the Vietnamese Naval Academy of Nha Trang, a Professor of Strategy and of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College, Political Advisor to the Commander of the Iceland Defense Force, and head of the NROTC Unit at Boston University.

Corgan’s Iceland and Its Alliances: Security for a Small State (2002) was used as a briefing guide for officers at the NATO headquarters of the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic. He taught at the University of Iceland in 2001 on a Fulbright fellowship and was invited to return in 2006 and is now adjunct faculty there. He is a Founding Partner of the Center for Small State Studies at the University. His writings on Nordic security have also been published in Swedish and Icelandic. He is also associated faculty at the University Of Lapland (Rovaneimi, Finland) and a member of the Arctic Studies Thematic Network.

Professor Corgan teaches the following courses:

Introduction to International Relations (IR/PO 271)

The Sea and International Relations (IR 310)

Nordic Europe (IR 552 / PO 544)

Classics of International Relations (IR 553)

North Atlantic/European Security Issues (IR 589/PO 582)

Introduction to International Relations (IR 701)