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Fall 2018: A Voyage Around the World

Fall 2018

A Voyage Around the World

Michael Fowler

Discipline: Political Science
University of Louisville

Michael Fowler is Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. Twice a Fulbright Scholar to Japan and a visiting professor for Semester at Sea for the Fall 2011 and Fall 2013 voyages, Professor Fowler has published seven books, including Mastering Negotiation (2017) and Bribes, Bullets, and Intimidation: Drug Trafficking and the Law in Central America (2012) (co-authored with Professor Julie Bunck). The University of Louisville named Professor Fowler the founding director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice. Later, it awarded him its Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award and its Distinguished International Service Award. Louisville students have nominated Mike Fowler as a Faculty Favorite on six occasions, and Louisville athletes as a Faculty Mentor on three. His written work has been assigned in courses at various universities, including Stanford, Columbia, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. A graduate of Harvard Law School and once a practicing lawyer in Boston, Professor Fowler served as the first American to teach international law to Vietnamese officials and the first American to lecture Lao officials, teaching international negotiation to diplomats. He has lectured in Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Panama, and Venezuela, as well as in visiting posts at Tufts University, the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, and George Washington University. When not teaching, Mike Fowler can usually be found coaching baseball, serving as the groundskeeper on the ‘Field of Dreams’ of his southern Indiana farm, or off on some errand for one of his four teen-aged children.