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.

Last Updated: August 10, 2017

The law of armed conflict.