Michael Joseph Smith

Michael Joseph Smith is the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia, where he has directed the interdisciplinary program in Political and Social Thought since 1999. He is the author of Realist Thought from Weber to Kissinger (1987), the coeditor and coauthor (with Linda B. Miller) of Ideas and Ideals: Essays on Politics in Honor of Stanley Hoffmann (1993), and the author of many essays on the ethical dilemmas raised by contemporary international politics. His current research focuses on human rights and the continuing debates on humanitarian intervention. In addition, Smith has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs since 1995.