Michael Edward O'Hanlon (born 1961) is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, specializing in defense and foreign policy issues. He began his career as a budget analyst in the defense field.
O'Hanlon earned an A.B. in 1982, M.S.E. in 1987, M.A. in 1988, and a Ph.D in 1991 all from Princeton University, and is now a visiting lecturer there. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kinshasa, Congo in the 1980s.
O'Hanlon married Cathryn Ann Garland in 1994. They have two daughters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. In addition to his work in the U.S. foreign policy field, O'Hanlon is an activist for people with special needs.