Visiting Senior Fellow, Europe Programme
Richard Whitman
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Professor Richard G Whitman is a visiting senior 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.

He was senior fellow, Europe (April 2006-April 2007) and head of the European Programme at Chatham House (April 2004 to April 2006).  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. 


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


2015 -

Visiting Senior Fellow, Europe, Chatham House; Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe

2011 - Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent
2007-15Associate Fellow, Europe, Chatham House
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

Broadcast experience


  • The Arab Spring, Eurozone crisis and the Neighbourhood: A region in flux, Journal of Common Market Studies 50 (Annual Review of the European Union in 2011), 2012
  • The Routledge Handbook of European Security (London, Routledge), co-editor and chapters, with Sven Biscop, 2012
  • The European Union as a Global Conflict Manager (London, Routledge), co-editor and chapters, with Stefan Wolff, 2012
  • EU-Brazil Relations: A Strategic Partnership?, with Annemarie Peen Rodt, European Foreign Affairs Review 17.1, February 2012
  • A Diplomatic Entrepreneur: Making the Most of the European External Action Service with Staffan Hemra and Thomas Raines, Chatham House Report, December 2011
  • The EU as a Conflict Manager? The Case of Georgia and its Implications with Stefan Wolff, International Affairs 86.1, 2010
  • European Foreign Policy: Faces for Europe The World Today, December 2009
  • Europe: Jobs for the Boys The World Today, June 2009
  • Britain and the Euro: Back on the Agenda The World Today, January 2009.
  • The Lisbon Treaty and the Foreign, Security and Defence Policy: Reforms, Implementation and the Consequences of (Non)Ratification (with Ana Juncos) European Foreign Affairs Review 14.1, 2009.
  • UK Stakeholders in the EU-Turkey Debate, Chapter 8 in: Nathalie Tocci (ed.), Talking Turkey in Europe: Towards a Differentiated Communication Strategy Talking Turkey II, IAI-TEPAV Report (IAI, Rome) 2008.
  • European Policy under Gordon Brown: Perspectives on a Future Prime Minister (with Clara M O'Donnell) International Affairs 83.1, 2007.
  • The 'Difference Engine': Constructing and Representing the International Identity of the European Union, The Journal of European Public Policy 10.3, 2003.
  • Five years of the EU's Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, Chapter 2 in: Andrea K. Riemer & Yannis A. Stivachtis (eds.), Understanding EU's Mediterranean Enlargement, ARIS Security Studies Volume 4, (Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main) 2002.
  • The Development of the Common European Security and Defence Policy, Chapter 23 in: Jackie Gower (ed.), The European Union Handbook Second Edition (Fitzroy Dearborn) 2002.
  • Analysing European Integration: Reflecting on the English School - Scenarios for an Encounter, Journal of Common Market Studies Volume 40.1, 2002.
  • I. Manners, R. Whitman & D. Allen (eds.), The Foreign Policies of European Union Member States (Manchester, Manchester University Press) 2000.