Prof.dr. G. (Giles) Scott-Smith

Position:
  • Professor of Diplomatic History of Atlantic Cooperation


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2704
E-Mail: g.scott-smith@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Algemene Geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.66a
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2704
E-Mail: g.scott-smith@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Algemene Geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.66a


Giles Scott-Smith (1968) received his BA in European and Asian Studies from the University of Ulster in 1988, and an MA in International Relations at Sussex University in 1993. He then moved to Lancaster University for a Ph.D in International Relations, graduating in 1998. He joined the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg in January 2002 as a post-doctoral researcher, and was given a permanent position as senior researcher in January 2005. During 2008-2012 he was also an Associate Professor at the Roosevelt Academy (Utrecht University) in Middelburg, running the International Relations track. In January 2009 he was awarded the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the Diplomatic History of Atlantic Cooperation since WWII at the University of Leiden.

Research interests

Scott-Smith’s research interests involve an exploration of the ‘Transnational Transatlantic’ – tracking the governmental and non-governmental linkages that have bound North America and Europe since WW II. This has branched out in many directions over the years, including the connections between ideas, ideology and power, the ‘cultural Cold War’, US foreign policy, the Atlantic Community, public diplomacy, intelligence history, and the role of private individuals and institutions in transatlantic relations.

Professional affiliations

- Chair, Transatlantic Studies Association (2013-2015)
- Editorial Board, Journal of American Studies (2010-)
- Editorial Board, Journal of Transatlantic Studies (2013- )
- Member, Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (2007-)
- Associate, Monash European and EU Center, Monash University, Melbourne (2010-)

- Management Committee, Transatlantic Studies Association (2006-2011)
- Editorial Board, European Journal of American Studies (2007-2011)
- Treasurer, Netherlands American Studies Associaton (2008-2011)

Awards

- Marshall-Monnet Scholar in Residence, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)
- Senior Qualification for Research (SKO), Utrecht University (2012)
- Senior Qualification for Teaching (SKO), Utrecht University (2012)

Selected publications

Books

Western Anti-Communism and the Interdoc Network: Cold War Internationale (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Interdoc: Een Geheim Netwerk in de Koude Oorlog (Boom, 2012)

Obama, US Politics, and Transatlantic Relations: Change or Continuity? (Peter Lang, 2012)

Divided Dreamworlds? The Cultural Cold War in East and West (Amsterdam University Press, 2012)

Atlantic, Euratlantic, or Europe-America? The Atlantic Community and the European Idea from Kennedy to Nixon, Valerie Aubourg and Giles Scott-Smith (eds.) (Soleb, 2011)

Networks of Empire: The US State Department’s Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France, and Britain 1950-70 (Peter Lang, 2008)

European Community, Atlantic Community? The Atlantic Community and Europe, Valerie Aubourg, Gerard Bossuat and Giles Scott-Smith (eds) (Soleb, 2008)

The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe 1945 — 1960, G. Scott-Smith & H. Krabbendam (eds) (Frank Cass, 2003)

The Politics of Apolitical Culture: The Congress for Cultural Freedom, the CIA and Post-War American Hegemony (Routledge, 2002)

Last Modified: 27-11-2013