Dr Julie Smith is Director of the European Centre in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University.  She co-directs the Master of Studies in International Relations, which is co-organised with the University's Institute for Continuing Education and teaches on the MPhil in International Relations. She is also a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge.  From 1999 to 2003 she was Head of the European Programme at Chatham House. Prior to moving to Cambridge, Julie was a Hanseatic Scholar in Hamburg and taught in the International Relations and European Studies Department at the Central European University in Budapest.

As Baroness Smith of Newnham, she sits as a member of the House of Lords, where she focuses in particular on the EU, Defence and Higher Education.  She is a member of the newly created International Relations Committee of the House of Lords, Secretary of the House of Lords Defence Group, co-Secretary of the All-party Parliamentary Group on the Armed Forces and a member of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme.
Education
PPE, Brasenose College Oxford, 1988-91
MPhil in Politics, St Antony's College, Oxford 1991-93
DPhil in Politics, St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1993-95
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
The politics of the European Union, the UK's relations with the EU, including the experience of legislating on the EU referendum of 2016.