Jamie SHEA is Professor at the University of Surrey, Emeritus Professor of Strategy and Security at the University of Exeter, President of the Centre for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark and former Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. Jamie Shea also served on the International Staff of NATO, finishing as Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges before retiring from the organisation in 2018. He is also a lifelong Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.
Jamie Shea is a regular lecturer and conference speaker on NATO and European security affairs and on public diplomacy, political communication and many other areas of contemporary international relations. He holds a D.Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University (Lincoln College), 1981. Amongst his many associations and memberships, Jamie Shea is a member of the Advisory Board, Security and Defence Programmes at Chatham House, a member of the Policy Council at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and founder and member of the Board, Security and Defence Agenda Brussels and Friends of Europe. He is the Secretary General of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change.
Jamie Shea is a recipient of the Golden Eagle medal of the Republic of Albania and the Linden medal of the Czech Republic. He was European Communicator of the Year in 1999 and in 2016 was awarded the International Prize for Human Rights of the AAB University in Kosovo. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Surrey and the National School of Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania. In 2020 he was awarded a CMG (Order of St Michael and St George) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.