Olivier LEWIS

Olivier has been a Senior Academic Assistant at the College of Europe, Natolin campus, since August 2018. During his doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews, he was an Academic Tutor for two undergraduate courses: Introduction to International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis and International Security. Olivier has also conducted internships in Brussels (with The United States Mission to NATO and Transparency International) and in Paris (with the Jacques Delors Institute and the Institute of International and Strategic Relations). For a while, he was also a scuba instructor.

Olivier defended his PhD thesis entitled "Explaining Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Cooperation between Western States" in March 2018. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University. In 2013-2014, the University of St Andrews awarded him a 600th Anniversary Ph.D. Scholarship in the Arts & Humanities. Prior to this, Olivier obtained an MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Sussex, an MA in Interdisciplinary European Studies from the College of Europe (Darwin Promotion), an MLitt in International Political Theory from the University of St Andrews, and a BA in International Relations, French and Journalism from Lehigh University. In 2005, he spent a semester studying the politics of the Middle East at the American University in Cairo.

Olivier is currently working on his first book, Security Cooperation between Western States, to be published with Routledge. He is also looking into the FARC and private military & security companies (PMSCs). He is interested in all things related to small states.


Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing Non-State Counterterrorism”. In Counter-Terrorism and Civil Society: Post-9/11 Progress and Challenges, edited by Samuel Mullins, Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, and Mutuma Ruteere. Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming.

Florez, Diana and Olivier Lewis. “FARC”. In The Handbook of Homeland Security, edited by Scott N. Romaniuk, Clarence Augusus Martin, and Scott M. Catino. London: CRC Press, forthcoming.

Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing State Counterterrorism”. In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy, edited by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, Daniela Irrera and Stewart Tristan Webb. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing Counterterrorism”. In Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War, edited by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk and Stewart Tristan Webb. London: CRC Press, 2016.

Get in touch

+48 22 54 59 415
olivier.lewis [at] coleurope.eu