Jolyon Howorth

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Visiting Professor of Political Science and Jackson Institute and Ethics, Politics & Economics
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Jolyon Howorth is Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics ad personam and Emeritus Professor of European Studies at the University of Bath (UK). He has been a Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale since 2002, dividing his teaching between the Political Science Department, the Jackson Institute and EP&E.

Previous appointments were at: University of Paris III-Sorbonne-Nouvelle, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Aston University. He has held Visiting Professorships at Harvard University, the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris), Luiss-Guido Carli University (Rome), the University of Washington, Columbia and New York Universities, the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of New South Wales (Australia).  He has held a Senior Research Fellowship at the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies and has been a Senior Research Associate at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (Paris), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (UK), Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (France), and Member of the Advisory Boards of the European Institute for Public Administration (Netherlands), the Centre for the Study of Security and Diplomacy (UK), the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM, Paris) and the European Policy Centre (Brussels). 

He has published extensively in the field of European politics and history, especially security and defense policy and transatlantic relations - fifteen books and two hundred and fifty journal articles and book chapters. Recent books include: Security and Defence Policy in the European Union, Palgrave, 2014 (2nd edition); Defending Europe: the EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomy, Palgrave, 2003 (edited with John Keeler); European Integration and Defence: the Ultimate Challenge? Paris, WEU-ISS, 2000.  His publications have been translated into ten languages.

He has consulted widely on security and defense issues with government and private agencies in Europe and the US, and is a frequent guest on the French cable TV channel, France 24.

In the Fall semester 2016, he will teach a lecture course (International Challenges of the 21st Century) and a seminar (Europe, the US and the Iraq Crisis). In Spring 2017, he will be a Visiting Research Professor at the Free University of Berlin.

2014-05-21 - The European Union in International Affairs, 2014.  Institute for European Studies - Jolyon Howorth discusses the decline of US interests in Europe and the pressure on Europe to take more responsibility for its role in NATO.
Audio Files:
2007-04-20 - Interview with Bjorn Lyrvall

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