Title Educator, academic
|Name Michael Schmitt|
Employer Naval War College
|Books Essays on Law and War at the Fault Lines|
Education Doctor of Letters, Durham University
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Michael N. Schmitt is an international law scholar specializing in international humanitarian law, use of force issues, and the international law applicable to cyberspace. He is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Exeter, the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the United States Naval War College, and the Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar at the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is also a Senior Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Schmitt is the General Editor of International Law Studies, as well as Oxford University Press' new Lieber Studies series, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2017 he was awarded the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana by the President of Estonia for his contributions to cyber security.
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- Key Research Activities
From 1979-99, Schmitt served in the United States Air Force as a judge advocate. He graduated first in class from the Naval War College in 1996, and his operational law experience includes service in both Operation Provide Comfort and Operation Northern Watch. In 1999, he became Professor of International Law at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, eventually becoming Dean. He was subsequently Chair of Public International Law at Durham University before returning to the Naval War College and joining the faculty at the University of Exeter.
Schmitt is well-known for his work in directing the 7+ year project leading to publication of the two Tallinn Manuals dealing with the international law applicable to cyberspace.
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D.Litt from Durham University; LL.M from Yale Law School; JD from the University of Texas Law School; MA from the Naval War College; and an MA and BA from Texas State University.