Associate Fellow, Europe Programme
Richard Whitman

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Professor Richard G Whitman is an associate fellow of the Europe Programme. He is also currently director of the Global Europe Centre and professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent.

Previously, he was visiting senior fellow (2015-16), senior fellow (2006-07) and head of the Europe Programme at Chatham House (2004-06). He is an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the Executive of the British International Studies Association (BISA).

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.

Professor Whitman is a regular media commentator, working with print and broadcast media at home and overseas. 

Areas of expertise

  • UK and the EU
  • European Union Foreign Policy
  • European Security and Defence Policy
  • European Union Trade and Development Policy
  • Constitutional and Institutional Change in the European Union

Past experience

2007-15; 2017 -

Associate Fellow, Europe, Chatham House

2011 - Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent
2015-16Visiting Senior Fellow, Europe, Chatham House; Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe
2007-11Professor of Politics, University of Bath
2004-06Head of Europe Programme, Chatham House
2000-04Director, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster
1995 - 2000Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster