Brian Muzás, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations He earned a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1996, an M.S. in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology in 1998, and both an M.Div. in pastoral ministry and an M.A. in systematic theology from Seton Hall University in 2003. Subsequently ordained a Catholic priest, Father Muzás served in parishes, taught both computer science and international relations at Seton Hall, and co-chaired an NGO conference planning committee at the United Nations before attending the LBJ School. His academic interests encompass diplomacy, international security, defense systems, and ethics. His dissertation explores the influence of religious cultural heritage on the nuclear decisions of Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Reagan. Father Muzás’ research interests include international security, defense systems, and ethics, and he is currently exploring how religious cultural heritage has influenced nuclear decisions in the past in order to better understand similar issues today.

Father Muzás has taught courses in international conflict and security, comparative foreign policy, and sustainable development at Seton Hall; this year, in addition to teaching in the undergraduate core curriculum, he is offering a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in human security, international relations theory, statecraft, and nuclear weapons in the international system.