Author profile: Giles Scott-Smith

Giles Scott-Smith holds the Ernst van der Beugel Chair in the Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WWII at Leiden University, and is a senior researcher with the Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, the Netherlands. He is the current chair of the Transatlantic Studies Association, and is involved in the New Diplomatic History network. Originally starting out in International Relations, he gradually moved into Cold War history, and has always looked for a productive mix of IR theory and historical analysis. His research interests cover the role and influence of non-state actors in international affairs, be they think tanks, social movements, academic institutions, or private citizens. Recent publications include Western Anti-Communism and the Interdoc Network: Cold War Internationale (Palgrave, 2012), and Transnational Anti-Communism: Agents, Activities, Networks (Palgrave, 2014). His wider work can be viewed at

MOOC Revolutions?

Giles Scott-Smith • Oct 1 2014 • Articles

Educational methods are never static. MOOCs do at least make those of us active in education reflect on what we do, how we do it, and why we do it. And that is not bad.

Still Exchanging? The History, Relevance, and Effect of International Exchange Programs

Giles Scott-Smith • Sep 14 2012 • Articles

In an era of increasing international tensions over issues such as territory, natural resources and wealth distribution, exchange programs enhance cross-border understanding.

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