Richard G. Whitman
Global Europe Centre, Kent
Professor Dr. Richard G. Whitman, Director of the Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent
Professor Richard G. Whitman is Director of the Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. He is a Visiting Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and an Academic Fellow of the European Policy Centre (EPC). He is currently a Senior Research Fellow on the Economic and Social Research Council’s The UK in a changing Europe programme working on the costs and benefits of the interrelationship between UK and EU foreign policy.
His current research interests include the external relations and foreign and security and defence policies of the EU, and the governance and future priorities of the EU. Recent books include The European Union as a Global Conflict Manager: Seeking security through engagement (Routledge), co-edited with Stefan Wolff.
Professor Whitman is a regular international media commentator. Recent coverage has included BBC radio and television, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Newsweek, Reuters, the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. He has given evidence to the UK Parliament on UK and EU foreign and security issues.