About the Expert
Brian K. Muzás is a Stanton nuclear security fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also an assistant professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, where he directs the Center for United Nations and Global Governance Studies. His research interests include international security, human security, and ethics. Muzás has participated in the U.S.-Pakistan Interreligious Coalition since its first overseas trip in May 2012 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 2003. While assigned to a parish, he also taught computer science and international relations at Seton Hall University and worked in the nongovernmental organization (NGO) community at the United Nations, eventually serving two terms as secretary of the NGO Executive Committee and as co-chair of numerous NGO annual conference subcommittees.
Muzás earned a BSE in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and used a National Science Foundation Fellowship to obtain an MS in aeronautics from California Institute of Technology in 1998. After receiving an MDiv in pastoral ministry, an MA in systematic theology, and two John Paul II Medals for academic accomplishment at Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University, Muzás used a Harrington Doctoral Fellowship to obtain a PhD from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, where he researched state leaders, religions, and nuclear weapons. Father Muzás is passionate about engaging the mind, heart, and spirit.