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Michael Schmitt

Michael Schmitt

Member, Board of Editors

Michael Schmitt (@Schmitt_ILaw) is the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law and Director of the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College. He is also the Chair of Public International Law at the University of Exeter Law School, Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Senior Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A retired U.S. Air Force judge advocate, Professor Schmitt was previously Dean of the Marshall Center in Germany and Professor of Law at Durham University in the U.K.  He has participated in many international research efforts, including the ICRC’s consideration of Direct Participation in Hostilities, Harvard’s Law of Air and Missile Warfare project, and, as Director, the study that resulted in the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare.  Professor Schmitt is currently directing Tallinn 2.0, a follow-on project that expands the scope of the Tallinn Manual.


Michael Schmitt on Just Security