| Michael Schmitt|
Naval War College
| Essays on Law and War at the Fault Lines|
Doctor of Letters, Durham University
Michael N. Schmitt Wikipedia
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.
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.
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.Drafting Committee, Harvard University's Manual on the International Law Applicable to Air and Missile Warfare (2003–09)
Member, Group of International Experts, ICRC Interpretive Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities (2003–09)
Director, Tallinn Manual Project (2009-2013)
Director, Tallinn Manual 2.0 Project (2013-2016)
Managing Board, Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) Project (2016–present).
Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Targeting: The Challenges of Modern Warfare, (Asser; with Paul Duchiene and Frans Osinga), 2016 ISBN 978-94-6265-071-8
Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare, Cambridge University Press, 2013 ISBN 978-1107613775
The Library of Essays on International Humanitarian Law, Ashgate, 6. volumes (Ashgate; with Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg), 2012 ISBN 978-0754629399
Essays on Law and War at the Fault Lines, T.M.C. Asser Press/Springer (2012) ISBN 978-9067049641
International Law and the War in Afghanistan (Naval War College International Law Studies, vol. 85), 2009
International Law and Armed Conflict: Exploring the Faultlines (Martinus Nijhoff; with Jelena Pejic), 2007
Terrorism and International Law (Edizioni Nagard, Dragan European Foundation; with Gian Luca Beruto), 2003
Computer Network Attack and International Law (Naval War College International Law Studies, vol. 76; with Brian T. O'Donnell), 2002
International Law Across the Spectrum of Conflict (Naval War College International Law Studies, vol. 75), 2000
The Law of Military Operations (Naval War College International Law Studies, vol. 72), 1998
The Law of Armed Conflict: Into the Next Millennium (Naval War College International Law Studies, vol. 71; with Leslie Green), 1998
Levie on the Law of War (Naval War College International Law Studies, vol. 70; with Leslie Green), 1998
Blockade Law: Research Designs and Sources (Legal Research Guides, vol. 12), Hein Publishing (1991)