Michael D. Kennedy is professor of sociology and international studies at Brown University. Throughout his career, Kennedy has addressed East European social movements, national identifications, and systemic change. For the last 15 years, he also has worked in the sociology of public knowledge, global transformations, and cultural politics, focusing most recently on the European Union, energy security, universities, and social movements. Kennedy was the University of Michigan’s first vice provost for international affairs, served as the Howard R. Swearer director of the Watson Institute for International Studies, and directed five centers and programs at the university. Kennedy is a member of the executive committee and board of directors at the Social Science Research Council.