Brooke Smith-Windsor, Ph.D. ASsociate Professor

Dr. Brooke Smith-Windsor has over 20 years of professional experience in defense strategy, capability development and interagency crisis management including time spent on field deployments in combat zones.  His previous positions comprise Director of Strategic Guidance at the Canadian Department of National Defense, Commanding Officer and Senior National Representative (Canada) at the NATO Defense College, and Senior Research Leader and Senior Fellow at The RAND Corporation (Europe).  Dr. Smith-Windsor has served as the political advisor, both ashore and afloat, to a range of senior General and Flag Officers including the former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and former US Chief of Naval Operations.  He is the principal editor of three volumes on NATO’s evolving international partnerships and has been published in leading current affairs journals including Security Dialogue, Financial Times, Le Figaro, Jane’s Defense Weekly, Defense News and Canadian Military Journal. Dr. Smith-Windsor is a graduate of China’s National Defense University International Symposium Course, the NATO Defense College Senior Course, and the NATO Executive Development Program (ESCP Business School). He holds degrees from the Universities of Toronto (B.A. Hons.) and Leeds, U.K. (Ph.D.).