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Michael Schmitt

Professor of International Law, University of Reading

Michael Schmitt is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Reading Law School, Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Strauss Center Distinguished Fellow at the University of Texas, Senior Fellow at the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, and Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval War College.

Previously Dean of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, he served 20 years in the United States Air Force as a judge advocate specializing in operational and international law.   A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Professor Schmitt serves on the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on International Law.