Visiting Professor, Political Science and Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University

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 at Yale since 2002. Since 2008, he has been Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, dividing his teaching between the Political Science Department and the International Affairs Council/Jackson Institute.

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. He has held a Senior Research Fellowship at the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies and is 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), and the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM, Paris).

He has published extensively in the field of European politics and history, especially security and defense policy and transatlantic relations - fourteen books and two hundred journal articles and chapters in books. Recent books include: Security and Defence Policy in the European Union, Palgrave, 2007; 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 writings 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.

Over the last few years, he have been widely invited and cited as a proponent of the development of a "grand strategy" for the European Union's security and defence policy (around fifty major presentations, speeches and articles at both academic and policy-making conferences in sixteen countries on four continents). Recent publications include Europe at a Historical Crossroads: Grand Strategy or Resignation? and The EU as a Global Actor: Grand Strategy for a Global Grand Bargain?


  • –present
    Visiting Professor, Political Science and Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University