Michael E. Smith

EU-CIVCAP Staff Work Package Leader – WP 7

Michael E. Smith is Professor of International Relations at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to this 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.  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 and a BA in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.  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.


DL 7.3
Report on key priorities for future EU security research

Author: Smith, M.E. and A.E. Juncos
Institution: University of Aberdeen

Published: 6 November 2017




DL 7.4: Reacting to Conflict: Civilian Capabilities in the EU, UN and OSCE

Author: Smith, M.E.
Institution: University of Aberdeen

Published: 8 May 2017

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Journal Articles

globalstrategy-smithTitle: Implementing the Global Strategy where it matters most: the EU’s credibility deficit and the European neighbourhood
Author: Smith, M.E.
Year: 2016
Journal: Contemporary Security Policy
Volume: 37
Issue: 3
Pages: 446–460

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Work Packages


Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices


Dissemination and communication

Institutional Affiliation

University of Aberdeen

UABDN contributes with expertise on the EU’s common foreign / security / defence policy.