Michael N. Schmitt

Michael N. Schmitt

Stockton Center for the Study of International Law
(401) 841-4194


Professor Michael N. Schmitt is Charles H. Stockton Professor and Chairman of the Stockton Center at the United States Naval War College. He is also Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar with the Lieber Institute at the United States Military Academy (West Point), Professor of Public International Law at the University of Exeter (UK), Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program in International Law and Armed Conflict, and Senior Fellow at the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. He was previously Professor of International Law at Durham University and Dean of the George C. Marshall European Center. Before joining the Marshall Center, Professor Schmitt served 20 years in the United States Air Force as a judge advocate specializing in operational and international law. In 1996 he graduated first in class from the Naval War College's College of Naval Warfare.

Professor Schmitt has been invited to serve as the Sir Ninian Stephen Visiting Scholar at Melbourne University, Visiting Distinguished Fellow at Emory Law School's International Humanitarian Law Clinic, Visiting Scholar at Australian National University and Visiting Scholar Yale Law School. The General Editor of the "International Law Studies," Professor Schmitt serves on many boards of institutions, learned and professional societies, and publications dealing with international humanitarian law. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

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