Jamie Shea is NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. He has been working with NATO since 1980. His former positions included Director of Policy Planning in the Private Office of the Secretary General, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, Public Diplomacy Division, Director of Information and Press, Spokesman of NATO and Deputy Director of Information and Press, Deputy Head and Senior Planning Officer at the Policy Planning and Multilateral Affairs Section of the Political Directorate as well as Assistant to the Secretary General of NATO for Special Projects.
Dr Shea is involved with several prominent academic institutions and holds positions including Visiting Professor at LSE, professor of the Collège d'Europe, Bruges, Visiting Lecturer in the Practice of Diplomacy at the University of Sussex, and Associate Professor of International Relations at the American University, Washington DC, where he also holds the position of Director of the Brussels Overseas Study Programme. He also lectures at the Brussels School of International Studies at the University of Kent. He holds a DPhil in Modern History from Oxford University (Lincoln College), 1981.