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Prof. Dr. Giles Scott-Smith

Associate Professor in International Relations
Ernst van der Beugel Chair in Diplomatic History (Leiden University)
P.O. Box 94
NL-4330 AB Middelburg
Office hours: by appointment
Tel. 0118-631459 (RSC) / fax 0118-631593
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Profile

Giles Scott-Smith is Associate Professor in International Relations at Roosevelt Academy. He received his Ph.D. from Lancaster University in 1998, and his thesis was published as a book by Routledge with the title The Politics of Apolitical Culture: The Congress for Cultural Freedom, the CIA, and Post-War American Hegemony. From 1999 to the end of 2001 he was an instructor in International Relations at Webster University in Leiden and the Amsterdam School of International Relations. In 2002 he joined the Roosevelt Study Center as a post-doctorate researcher, and in January 2005 he became full-time senior researcher. He has been lecturing at RA since the first academic year in 2004-2005. In 2009 he was appointed to the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in Diplomatic History at Leiden University.

His courses in International Relations offer an introduction to the subject and explore the meaning of security in the modern world. Alongside this, his research into Cold War history covers the role of non-state networks and non-state actors and how they have contributed, in combination with branches of the State, to the overall outlook and practice of transatlantic relations since 1945. His latest book was Networks of Empire: The US State Department's Foreign Leader program in the Netherlands, France, and Britain 1950-70 (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2008), and his other publications include The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe 1945-1960 (ed. with Hans Krabbendam, Frank Cass 2003), and numerous articles in among others the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Intelligence and National Security, Journal of Contemporary History, Diplomacy and Statecraft, British Contemporary History, and the Journal of European Integration History. He also publishes occasionally in the Dutch press on U.S. foreign policy (de Volkskrant, Groene Amsterdammer).

Books

  • Networks of Empire: The US State Department’s Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France, and Britain 1950-70, Brussels: Peter Lang, 2008.
  • The Politics of Apolitical Culture: The Congress for Cultural Freedom, the CIA and Post-War American Hegemony, London: Routledge, 2002.

Edited Volumes
  • European Community, Atlantic Community? The Atlantic Community and Europe, Valerie Aubourg, Gerard Bossuat, and Giles Scott-Smith (eds), Paris: Soleb, 2008.
  • The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe 1945-1960, G. Scott-Smith & H. Krabbendam (eds), London: Frank Cass, 2003.

Edited Journals
  • ‘We are All Undesirables: May 68 and the Legacy of the 60s,’ Special Issue, European Journal of American Studies, 2008.
  • Special Issue on Theodore Roosevelt, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 19 No. 4, 2008.

Journal Articles
  • ‘An Outpost of Atlanticism: Leonard Tennyson, the European Delegation in Washington and the Transformation of US-European Relations 1954-1974,’ Journal of European Integration History, Vol. 14 No. 2, December 2008.
  • ‘Aristotle, US Public Diplomacy, and the Cold War: The Work of Carnes Lord,’ Foundations of Science, Vol. 13, November 2008.
  • 'Mapping the Undefinable: Some Thoughts on the Relevance of Exchange Programs within International Relations Theory', Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 616, March 2008.
  • ‘Attempting to Secure an “Orderly Evolution”: American Foundations, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Third World’, Journal of American Studies, Vol. 41 No. 3, December 2007.
  • ‘The Ties That Bind: Dutch-American Relations, US Public Diplomacy, and the Promotion of American Studies since WW II,’ The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Vol. 2 No. 3, November 2007.
  • ‘Interdoc, Peaceful Coexistence, and Positive Anti-Communism: West European Cooperation in Psychological Warfare 1963-1972’, Cold War History, Vol. 7 No. 1, February 2007.

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