Jamie Shea is professor of strategy and security within the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter (since September 2018). He is also a senior fellow responsible for security and defense programs at Friends of Europe and a senior advisor with the European Policy Centre, both based in Brussels.
Jamie also serves as secretary general of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACC).
From 1980 to 2018, Jamie was a member of the International Staff of NATO in Brussels. His last position was deputy assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges where he was responsible for taking NATO’s work forward in areas such as non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber defense, counterterrorism, and energy security. He oversaw strategic analysis and forecasting as well as the NATO Science for Peace and Security program, which develops and funds capacity-building, and technology projects with NATO’s partner countries across the globe.
His previous positions with NATO include director of policy planning in the Private Office of the Secretary General, deputy assistant secretary general for external relations in the Public Diplomacy Division, director of information and press, spokesman of NATO, and deputy director of information and press, deputy head and senior planning officer at the Policy Planning and Multilateral Affairs Section of the Political Directorate, as well as assistant to the Secretary General of NATO for special projects.
Jamie has been involved with several prominent academic institutions and acts among others as professor of the Collège d’Europe, Bruges, visiting lecturer in the Practice of Diplomacy, University of Sussex, associate professor of international relations at the American University, Washington DC, where he also holds the position of director of the Brussels Overseas Study Program, and the Brussels School of International Studies at the University of Kent. He also is a regular lecturer and conference speaker on NATO and European security affairs and on public diplomacy and political communication and lobbying. He holds a DPhil in modern history from Oxford University (Lincoln College), 1981. Among his many associations and memberships, Jamie is member of the Advisory Board, Security and Defense Program at Chatham House, member of the Policy Council at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, and founder and a trustee of Friends of Europe.