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Dr. Paul D. Miller is a scholar and public servant devoted to ordered liberty at home and abroad.

In his academic work, Dr. Miller is a political theorist and political scientist focusing on international affairs, the American experiment, and America’s role in the world. Previously, he spent a decade in public service as Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council staff, an intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, and a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army.

He is currently a Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He serves as co-chair of the Global Politics and Security concentration in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program. He is also a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a visiting professor with the American Enterprise Institute’s Initiative on Faith and Public Life, and a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Dr. Miller writes widely on international affairs, political theory, religion and public life, and film and culture. His most recent book, The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong With Christian Nationalism, was published by IVP Academic Press in 2022. He is also the author of Just War and Ordered Liberty (Cambridge University Press, 2021); American Power and Liberal Order (Georgetown University Press, 2016), and Armed State Building (Cornell University Press, 2013).

Dr. Miller has authored scores of scholarly articles, essays, book reviews, reports, and op-eds, and hundreds of blog posts. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, Providence Magazine, The New Republic, Mere Orthodoxy, The Gospel Coalition, Foreign Policy, Survival, Presidential Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Orbis, The American Interest, The National Interest, The World Affairs Journal, Small Wars and Insurgencies, and elsewhere. Please find a selection of his writing through the menus on this website.

Miller taught at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Defense University and worked at the RAND Corporation prior to his arrival at Georgetown. He holds a PhD in international relations and a BA in government from Georgetown University, and a master in public policy from Harvard University. He is a contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy.

He lives in Virginia with his wife, Jennilee, and three children.

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