A. Trevor Thrall is an associate professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His research revolves around the intersection of national security, political communication, and public opinion. At Mason he directed the graduate program in Biodefense from 2010-2015 and helped launch the Master’s program in International Security.

He is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, working with the Defense and Foreign Policy group, where he will be full-time during 2016 and 2017 while on leave from Mason.

Previously Thrall taught at the University of Michigan-Dearborn where he also had the honor of directing the MPP and MPA programs in the Department of Social Sciences.

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thrall is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan and received his Ph.D. in political science from M.I.T. where he was a member of the Security Studies Program.

In unrelated news Thrall is also the co-founder and co-owner of Michigan’s coolest brewery, the Wolverine State Brewing Company, located in Ann Arbor.

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At George Mason
350 Research Hall
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: athrall@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-3724

At Cato Institute
Email: tthrall@cato.org
Phone: 202-216-1480

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