Friends of Europe today announced the arrival of outgoing NATO deputy assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges Jamie Shea as a senior fellow, working on the Peace, Security & Defence Programme.
Jamie has enjoyed a hugely varied and challenging career with NATO spanning almost 40 years. Whilst serving as NATO spokesperson during the war in Kosovo, he was widely praised by journalists from all over the world for his accessibility and ability to disseminate information.
“I am very honoured to join Friends of Europe,” said Jamie Shea. “Friends of Europe is one of the leading Brussels-based think tanks in the field of security policy, renowned for its cross-cutting and holistic approach, joining the dots between different systems and sectors. I look forward to working with old friends and new colleagues to advance European, transatlantic and global security in new ways.”
Jamie is also Professor of Strategy and Security at the University of Exeter and has previously held a number of academic positions in Europe and the United States. He is a regular lecturer and analyst on NATO and European security affairs and on public diplomacy and political communications.
“We are thrilled to have Jamie join us as a Senior Fellow,” said Friends of Europe Co-Founder & Managing Director Geert Cami. “He has long provided strategic advice on our work during his time as a trustee and we are delighted to further this very special relationship by welcoming him fully into our team. Jamie is both a born communicator and a skilled analyst. I cannot think of any better person to foster the whole-of-society, comprehensive and cooperative approach that is central to our Peace, Security & Defence programme. Moreover, I am also delighted from a personal point of view given the charming personality and sense of humour of this old friend.”
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