Michael Bressler is a Professor of Political Science at Furman
University. He earned his B.A. from Ohio State University and his A.M.
and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan.
His areas of expertise are in International Relations and Comparative
Politics. He teaches courses on World Politics, International Relations,
International Peace & Security, and the Politics of Russia. He is
the editor of and a contributing author to the
book Understanding Contemporary Russia. His current research is in the
field of American Foreign Policy. With the Vietnam and Iraq wars as case
studies, he is examining how members of Congress have sought to
influence the course and content of presidential
war policy. He is the winner of Furman’s 2005 Meritorious Teaching
Award. Students of his have gone on to do graduate work or attend law
school at American University, Cambridge, Chicago, Cornell, Denver,
Duke, George Washington University, Georgetown, Georgia,
Harvard, Illinois, the London School of Economics, Maryland, Michigan,
Minnesota, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oxford,
South Carolina, Syracuse, Tufts, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and Yale.