Dr. Jamie Shea is Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels. Previously, he was Director of Policy Planning in the Private Office of the Secretary General from 2005 to 2010. He is responsible for NATO’s work in areas such as non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber defense, counter terrorism and energy security.  He also oversees strategic analysis and forecasting.

He became the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s public face through most of the 1990’s, when he served as the alliance’s spokesman in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

He was Director of the Office of Information and Press of NATO from 2000-2003, and in May 2003 was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations in the new Public Diplomacy Division.  He was also NATO Spokesman from 1993 to 2000.

In addition to his NATO responsibilities, Jamie Shea also holds a number of academic positions, most notably with the Collège d’Europe, Bruges, the Brussels School of International Studies of the University of Kent, Canterbury, and Sussex University where he is a visiting lecturer.

He is Associate Editor, Europe’s World, a Brussels-based journal on international affairs, and a member of the Policy Council of the World Economic Forum in Geneva.

Jamie Shea completed his doctoral studies in Philosophy at Oxford University in 1981.  He also holds a Bachelor of Art from Sussex University in History and French.


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