Professor Giles Scott-Smith (2012)

Giles Scott-Smith (born 1968, in High Wycombe, United Kingdom) is a Dutch-British academic. He is a professor of transnational relations and new diplomatic history at Leiden University and serves as the dean of Leiden University College The Hague.[1]

Previously, he was a Senior Researcher at the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg and was appointed as the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the Diplomatic History of Atlantic Cooperation since World War II at the Leiden University.

Early life and education

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Professor Scott-Smith holds both Dutch and British passports. After pursuing higher education in Britain, he moved to the Netherlands where he resides since 1996. Giles Scott-Smith received his BA in European and Asian studies from the University of Ulster in 1991, with a dissertation on the economic and political relations between the European Community and Japan, and he received an MA in international relations at Sussex University in 1993, with a dissertation on the concept of globalization in Sociology and International Relations. He then moved to Lancaster University for a PhD in international relations, where he wrote his dissertation "The Politics of Apolitical Culture: The United States, Western Europe, and the Post-War 'Culture of Hegemony', graduating in 1998. Since then he has been researching and teaching International Relations and Cold War History.

Career

Giles Scott Smith (right) with Karel van Wolferen at a book presentation (2005)

After having received his PhD, Giles Scott-Smith was appointed as a lecturer at the International Relations Department of Webster University in Leiden, and at the Amsterdam School for International Relations (ASIR). He then joined the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg in January 2002 as a Post-Doctoral Researcher, working on the topic of the US State Department's Foreign Leader Program in Western Europe between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 2005 he became Senior Researcher at the Roosevelt Study Center, and in 2008 he joined the former Roosevelt Academy (today's University College Roosevelt), a small, undergraduate liberal arts college in Middelburg, where he served as Associate Professor of International Relations up to 2012. In 2009 he was awarded the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the History of Transatlantic Diplomatic Relations since World War II, at Leiden University. In the past few years he has been particularly active both in collaborative research projects and in publishing, also serving as the convener of numerous conferences, workshops and seminars for PhD students.

Giles Scott Smith is the founder of the website "The Holland Bureau",[2] established in December 2009 to provide commentary on the Dutch role in global affairs. He is also a regular columnist at the website DutchNews.nl

Work and research interests

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Giles Scott-Smith's research interests involve an exploration of the 'Transnational Transatlantic' - tracking the governmental and non-governmental linkages that have bound North America and Europe since World War II. This has branched out in many directions over the years, including political communication and linkages between ideas, ideology and power, the 'cultural Cold War' US foreign policy, the Atlantic Community, public diplomacy, the role of private individuals and institutions and their connections with the state in domestic and transatlantic foreign affairs. More precisely, Giles Scott-Smith's work has delved into:

Selected publications

Monographs

Edited volumes

Journal articles

Book chapters

References

  1. ^ "Giles Scott-Smith". Leiden University. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  2. ^ "InMotion Hosting". .thehollandbureau.com.