Michael Desch

University of Notre Dame


Michael Desch is professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Cult of the Irrelevant: The Waning Influence of Social Science on National Security.

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L to R: Henry Farrell, Stephen Del Rosso, Michael Desch. CREDIT: Billy Pickett.

JUN 5, 2019 Podcast

A Debate: Political Science is Lapsing into Irrelevance, with Michael Desch & Henry Farrell

What is the current state of the academic-policy gap and why should we care? What progress has been made in bridging this gap? What more ...