Giles Scott-Smith

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Giles Scott-Smith is Professor of Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WWII at Leiden University. He serves as the Institute's Academic Director.

Research Interests

Giles Scott-Smith’s research has four broad fields of interest:

  • The history and practice of public diplomacy
  • The 'cultural Cold War'
  • The networks and ideologies of anti-communism
  • The study of diplomacy from the perspective of ‘new diplomatic history’

Biography

Having received his PhD in International Relations from Lancaster University (1998), Giles Scott-Smith taught and researched both IR and International History for many years. In 2009 he was appointed Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WW II at Leiden University. A researcher at the Roosevelt Study Center during 2002-2015, in January 2017 he became the Academic Director of the new Roosevelt Institute for American Studies.

From 2013-2016 he was Chair of the Transatlantic Studies Association. He is co-editor for the Key Studies in Diplomacy book series with Manchester University Press, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Contemporary History and New Global Studies.

Recent Publications

Global Perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the Post-War World Order, Giles Scott-Smith and J. Simon Rofe (eds.), Palgrave, 2017

Campaigning Culture and the Global Cold War: The Journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom, Giles Scott-Smith and Charlotte Lerg (eds.), Palgrave, 2017

Global Exchange: Scholarships and Transnational Circulations in the Contemporary World, Ludovic Tournès & Giles Scott-Smith (eds.), Berghahn, 2017

De Amerikaanse Ambassade in Den Haag: Achter de schermen van Nederlands-Amerikaanse betrekkingen, Duco Hellema and Giles Scott-Smith (eds.), Amsterdam: Boom, 2016

Reasserting America in the 1970s: U.S. Public Diplomacy and the Rebuilding of America’s Image Abroad, Hallvard Notaker, Giles Scott-Smith, and David J. Snyder (eds.), Manchester University Press, 2016

Transnational Anti-Communism and the Cold War: Agents, Activities and Networks, Luc van Dongen, Stéphanie Roulin, and Giles Scott-Smith (eds.), Palgrave, 2014

Western Anti-Communism and the Interdoc Network: Cold War Internationale, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Interdoc: Een Geheim Netwerk in de Koude Oorlog, Amsterdam: Boom, 2012