Professor Michael E. Smith joined the University of Aberdeen in 2010; prior to that he was a Reader in International Relations at the University of St Andrews and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A native of western Pennsylvania in the US, he holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California (Irvine) as well as an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University. He has been a Fulbright scholar to the European Union in Brussels, a Council for European Studies fellow, a visiting research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, and a University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation/MacArthur Foundation fellow. He was the founder and first co-chair of the “EU as a Global Actor” interest section of the European Union Studies Association (2003-07), and he is on the editorial boards of the Journal of European Public Policy and European Security.

Books in order of publication:

Understanding Europe’s new Common Foreign and Security Policy2000
Europe’s Foreign and Security Policy: The Institutionalization of Cooperation2003
International Security: Politics, Policy, Prospects2010
European Security: Critical Concepts in Military, Security and Strategic Studies2015
Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy: Capacity-Building, Experiential Learning, and Institutional Change2017