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.
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.