Michael Falcone is a historian of the U.S. and the world whose research examines the connections between science, technology, and global power in the twentieth century. His book project, The Rocket's Red Glare: Transatlantic Technology and the Rise of American Global Power, analyzes the role of British knowledge and technology in the U.S.'s rise to hegemony, as well as the ways in which technology came to redefine notions of empire, aid, diplomacy, and development in the twentieth century, both in the Global North and Global South. Michael has previously held fellowships at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College and International Security Studies at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2019.

Recent work:

- Roundtable discussion: "Stephen Wertheim’s Tomorrow, the World" H-Diplo, January 17, 2022

- Op-ed: "What Should the U.S. Do With Its Surplus Vaccines? Follow the Playbook It Used During WWII" Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2021

- "A Farewell to Arms: Review of Samuel Zipp's The Idealist" New Rambler Review, October 2020

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