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Jolyon Howorth

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Jolyon Howorth

Jolyon Howorth is Jean Monnet Professor ad personam and professor emeritus of European politics at University of Bath. He was visiting professor of public policy (2018-19) and a fellow at the Project of Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at Harvard Kennedy School as well as professor of political science and international affairs at Yale University (2002 to 2018). He has acted as a consultant to various European governments and U.S. administrations. British born, Howorth was awarded French citizenship in 2019 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to scholarship on France.

He has held visiting professorships at numerous universities, including Australian Defence Force Academy, Columbia University, Freie Universität zu Berlin, Luiss University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, New York University, Sciences Po, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Washington University. He has held a senior research fellowship at the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies. He is a senior research associate at the Institut Français des Relations Internationales, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and has been a member of the advisory boards of the European Institute for Public Administration, the Centre for Defence Studies, the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire (IRSEM), the Centre National Jean Jaurès, the European Policy Centre, and the Centre for the Study of Security and Diplomacy. He is a senior research associate with the Martens Centre for European Studies.

Howorth has published extensively in the field of European security and defence policy and transatlantic relations, including 15 books and over 250 scholarly papers. Recent books include: Security and Defence Policy in the European Union, (Red Globe Press, 3rd edition forthcoming); Defending Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005: The EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomy, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); European Integration and Defence: The Ultimate Challenge? (Institute for Security Studies, 2000).


  • Jean Monnet Professor ad personam & Professor Emeritus of European Politics, University of Bath
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University