Richard Whitman

Expert Network Expert of the Month – March 2016 Contributor

Richard G. Whitman is Director of the Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. He is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House and an Academic Fellow of the European Policy Centre (EPC). He is currently a Senior Research Fellow on the Economic and Social Research Council’s The UK in a changing Europe programme working on the costs and benefits of the interrelationship between UK and EU foreign policy.

His current research interests include the external relations and foreign and security and defence policies of the EU, and the governance and future priorities of the EU. Recent books include The European Union as a Global Conflict Manager: Seeking security through engagement (Routledge), co-edited with Stefan Wolff.

Professor Whitman is a regular international media commentator. Recent coverage has included BBC radio and television, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Newsweek, Reuters, the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. He has given evidence to the UK Parliament on UK and EU foreign and security issues.

Articles Authored

The importance of mediation for the EU’s international profile (1 March 2016) - The EU is ready made to be an internationally significant mediator as it is itself a peace-building project. It does not, however, gain the prominence that might be expected.