Olivier Schmitt

Ph.D

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

20092021
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Personal profile

Curriculum

I am an associate professor of political science at the Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark. I also currently serve as vice-president and scientific director of the French Association for War and Strategic Studies (AEGES).Before joining CWS in 2015, I obtained my Ph.D from the department of War Studies, King’s College London, and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Montreal Center for International Studies (CÉRIUM). I hold MA degrees from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva) and Sciences Po Aix. A reserve officer in the French navy, I have policy experience at the French MoD and NATO. I also worked for two think-tanks: the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).I conduct research in two broad fields. First, I am interested in security and strategic studies, in particular multilateral military cooperation, comparative defence policies, arms control, military transformation and the changing character of warfare. Second, I look at the role of ideas and norms in world politics, with research on strategic narratives, influence and propaganda, but also far-right ideologies.My current research project, entitled “Transforming Armed Forces in the 21st Century“, is founded by the Carlsberg Foundation (“Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowship“), the Independent Research Fund Denmark (“Research Project 1“) and the Gerda Henkel Foundation (special programme “Security, Society and the State“) .

Education/Academic qualification

War Studies, Ph.D, King's College London

International Affairs, MA, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

International relations, MA, Sciences Po Aix

Research areas

  • Security and Conflict

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Research Output 2009 2019

Open Access
File
Russia
OSCE
world order
great power
diplomat

Les coopérations de défense au XXIe siècle : le bel avenir d'une pratique ancienne

Schmitt, O., Oct 2019, In : Les Champs de Mars. Revue d'Études Stratégiques. p. 193-200

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

More allies, weaker missions? How junior partners contribute to multinational military operations

Schmitt, O., 2. Jan 2019, In : Contemporary Security Policy. 40, 1, p. 70-84

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

allies
Military
coalition
aggregation
intelligence

To fight another day: France between the fight against terrorism and future warfare

Pannier, A. & Schmitt, O., Jul 2019, In : International Affairs. 95, 4, p. 897-916

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

fight against terrorism
warfare
France
Military
allies

A Growing Strategic Gap Between America and Europe?

Schmitt, O. & Taillat, S., 8. Feb 2018, War on the Rocks.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2015 2019

The Strategic Dilemma in Alliance Politics

Olivier Schmitt (Speaker)
27. Jun 201928. Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

The alliance strategic dilemma in world politics/Roundtable on "allies that count"

Olivier Schmitt (Guest lecturer)
27. Mar 201930. Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Book launch: "Allies that Count: Junior Partners in Coalition Warfare"

Olivier Schmitt (Guest lecturer)
23. Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

Contemporary Security Policy (Journal)

Olivier Schmitt (Peer reviewer)
2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

International Affairs (Journal)

Olivier Schmitt (Peer reviewer)
2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Projects 2017 2021

Learning from Afghanistan

Schmitt, O.

01/11/201701/11/2017

Project: Research

Learning from Afghanistan

Schmitt, O.

15/02/201831/07/2018

Project: Research

Transforming Armed Forces in the 21st Century

Schmitt, O.

01/09/201831/07/2021

Project: Research

Press / Media

En dialog mellem generationer om NATO's fremtidige opgaver og roller

Olivier Schmitt

23/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

PRM / Ekspertliste - Trumps besøg

Olivier Schmitt

16/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

PRM / Ekspertliste - Trumps besøg

Olivier Schmitt

16/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ekspertliste - Trumps besøg

Olivier Schmitt

16/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

L'Union ou la Force?

Olivier Schmitt

05/03/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

Best article in strategic studies

Olivier Schmitt (Recipient), Dec 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Patricia Weitsman award

Olivier Schmitt (Recipient), Apr 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

international security

Alexander George award

Olivier Schmitt (Recipient), Mar 2012

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

foreign policy

Teaching & Supervision

Russian military transformation

Olivier Schmitt

01/09/201801/09/2021

Course: Teaching and supervisionSupervision

US Military Transformation in the Era of Automation

Olivier Schmitt & Vincent Keating

01/09/201831/08/2021

Course: Teaching and supervisionSupervision

Why don't they claim their attacks? Rationality and terrorist claim-making

& Olivier Schmitt

01/09/201701/09/2020

Course: Teaching and supervisionSupervision

The Study of Contemporary Conflicts

Olivier Schmitt & Marie Robin

05/09/201931/01/2020

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Introduction to International Security

Amelie Theussen & Olivier Schmitt

03/09/201831/01/2019

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching