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Giles Scott-Smith


His research interests cover the ‘transnational transatlantic’ and the interlinkages between public and private diplomacy in international affairs. His most recent publication is 'Western Anti-Communism and the Interdoc Network: Cold War Internationale’ (Palgrave, 2012)

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BIO G. Scott-Smith

Current Positions
- Senior Researcher, Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg
- Ernst van der Beugel Chair for the Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WW II, University of Leiden, Leiden

Job experience
- 2005-2012 Associate Professor of International Relations, Roosevelt Academy, Middelburg
- 2002-2005 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg
- 1999-2001 Lecturer, International Relations, Amsterdam School of International Relations
- 1999-2001 Lecturer, International Relations, Webster University, Leiden
- 1997-1998 Research Assistant, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Amsterdam

Research interests
- Diplomatic history of the transatlantic region, covering the Cold War and beyond
- ‘Informal Diplomacy’ and the role of private organizations in international affairs
- Theory and practice of public diplomacy (especially exchange programmes)
- Transnational anti-communist networks during the Cold War

Education
- 1994-1998 PhD International Relations, University of Lancaster
- 1992-1993 MA International Relations, University of Sussex
- 1988-1991 BA (Hons.) European & Asian Studies, University of Ulster

Professional Affiliations
- Chair, Transatlantic Studies Association (2013-2015)
- Editorial Board, Journal of Transatlantic Studies (2013-)
- Editorial Advisory Board, Security and Conflict Studies, Versita (2012-)
- Member of Editorial Board, Journal of American Studies (2010-)
- Associate, Monash European and EU Center, Monash University, Melbourne (2010-)
- Treasurer, Netherlands American Studies Associaton (2008-2011)
- Editor (History/Social Science), European Journal of American Studies (2007-2011)
- Board member, Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (2006-)
- Member of Management Committee, -Transatlantic Studies Association (2006-2011)
- Member of NVAO Accreditation Committee, Vesalius College, Brussels (2006-2007)

Awards
- Senior Teaching Qualification (SKO), Utrecht University (2012)
- Senior Research Qualification (SKO), Utrecht University (2012)
- Marshall-Monnet Scholar in Residence, University of Wisconsin-Madison (March 2010)