Mike Knutzen

Mike is an Intern at the Georgetown University Center for Health Science & Security. He earned a B.A. in Biological Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he graduated with honors. After completion, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he deployed to Afghanistan and served in the Republic of Korea in a series of tactical and strategic roles.

He is currently a full-time graduate student at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, pursuing a M.A. in International Security with a concentration in Health Security and Biodefense. At Korbel, Mike has explored the tactics and outcomes of maximalist resistance campaigns through contributions to the Non-violent and Violent Campaign Outcomes (NAVCO) Project, as well as rule of law and governance response to mass migration through contributions to Liberalism with Borders (2020 proj.) by Dr. Tom Farer.  

At Georgetown, Mike contributes to the center’s work on the Urban Pandemic Preparedness Initiative, Deliberate Biological Events, the GOAI Response Intervention Toolkit, and Global Fund Mapping Project. His primary areas of interest include the integration of Health Security and “traditional” security objectives, emerging threats in DBE governance, and the Biotechnological Revolution in Military Affairs