Michael Edward Walsh serves as an Adjunct Fellow for Emerging Technologies at the Federation of American Scientists. He is also the President of the Emerging Science and Technology Policy Centre (ESTPC), a Senior Fellow at the Center for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Studies (CANZPS) at Georgetown University, Director-General of the Pacific Islands Society (PacSoc), and the President and CEO of Plan G Consulting.
Mr. Walsh’s professional experience spans diplomacy, journalism, foreign policy, emerging technologies, and military affairs. He previously served as a senior foreign correspondent in Asia and North America. He also held roles as a senior marketing communications manager at Microsoft Corporation and as a management consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mr. Walsh is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. These include the Vivian Award from the National Press Club, a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, multiple Patent and TechNet awards from Microsoft Corporation, and an Internal Research and Development (IRAD) award from Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Mr. Walsh has been nominated to sit on multiple expert committees. This includes his service on the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Emerging Security Challenges Expert Working Group.
Mr. Walsh is a member of the Royal African Society, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and European Sociological Association. He is also a past member of the National Press Club, where he served as the Vice Chair of the International Correspondents Committee and a member of the Freedom of the Press Committee.
Mr. Walsh received his BA from The Johns Hopkins University and his MA from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also attended executive education at the Harvard Business School and The Wharton School and professional training at the United States Institute of Peace.
In the News
December 2013: George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, "Group Talks Cyber, Nanotechnology In Stockholm"
2013 August 13: Scoop (New Zealand), "Pacific Coup For University Of Waikato Scholars"
August 2013: George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, "PfPC Working Group Gains Continued Ground, Focus With Workshop In Warsaw"
2013 August 19: Emerging Science and Technology Policy Centre, "ESTPC Analytical Tools Series Paper No. 1: The Simple Emerging Technologies Reward/Risk Model"
2013 August 10: Al Jazeera, "NATO Risks Unity Over Emerging Technologies Divide"
2013 July 30: CPD Blog, "Time To Rethink The CLO Position"
2013 March 14: Huffington Post, "Fiji High Commissioner: China Stepped In When U.S. and UK Withdrew"
2013 February 13: Huffington Post, "New Zealand High Commissioner: Shared Values Driving Ever Stronger U.S.-NZ Partnership"
2013 January 18: The Strategist, "Google in North Korea: Pyongyang Kowtow or Smart Diplomacy?"
2012 August 31: CPD Blog, "Endangered Languages In The Pacific Provide Unique Opportunity For American Public Diplomacy"
2012 December 13: Al Jazeera, "Instagram Arms Control: WMD Prevention Versus Internet Freedom"
2012 December 10, Al Jazeera: "WWF Drones Raise Serious Questions for International Security"
2008 December 1: TechNet Magazine, "Enforce Power Management Settings In Your Organizational Group Policy"
2008 May 1: TechNet Magazine, "Conserving Energy With Group Policy"
2008 May 1: TechNet Magazine, "Sleep Or Hibernate?"