Michael N. Schmitt

George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies


Michael N. Schmitt is professor of international law at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He also serves as director of the program in Advanced Security Studies (PASS), the Center's flagship resident program.

Schmitt served in the United States Air Force for 20 years before joining the Marshall Center faculty. During his military career, he specialized in operational and international law and was senior legal adviser to multiple Air Force units, including units conducting combat operations over Northern Iraq. Formerly on the faculties of the United States Air Force Academy and Naval War College, he also has been a visiting scholar at Yale Law School and lectures regularly at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the NATO School.

Featured Work

JAN 7, 2002 Transcript

Ethics and Military Force: The Jus in Bello

Professor Schmitt of the German-American Marshall Center discusses the intersection of law and ethics in the use of military force. He explores some important "stressors" ...