Michael Smith

Michael Smith
Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought, University of Virginia

Michael Joseph Smith is the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought and Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. A product of public schools in Yonkers, NY, he holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and an M.Phil. from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Prof. Smith came to the University of Virginia in 1986. The recipient of several teaching awards, Smith offers courses on human rights; since 1999 he has directed the Political & Social Thought honors program. He is the author of Realist Thought from Weber to Kissinger, and of many essays on the intersection of ethics and international affairs.