Jamie Patrick Shea (born 11. September 1953 in London) is Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
He received worldwide attention during the 1999
Kosovo War, when he served as the spokesperson for NATO. He described the civilians killed by the NATO bombing of Serbia in the effort to prevent the Serbs from retaining Kosovo as the "cost to defeat an evil". [1 ] [2 ]
He received his B.A. (Hons.) in
Modern History and French from the University of Sussex (1977) and his D.Phil. in Modern History from Lincoln College, Oxford (1981).
Shea is married and has two children, Chiara and Alexander.
Positions within NATO [ edit ]
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
August 2005 - October 2010
Director of Policy Planning
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, Public Diplomacy Division
October 2000 - March 2003
Director of Information and Press
Spokesman of NATO and Deputy Director of Information and Press.
Deputy Head and Senior Planning Officer, Policy Planning Unit and Multilateral Affairs Section of the Political Directorate, NATO.
Speechwriter to the Secretary General of NATO.
Assistant to the Secretary General of NATO for Special Projects.
Head of External Relations Conferences and Seminars.
Head of Youth Programmes.
Administrator in Council Operations Section of Executive Secretariat.
Academic positions [ edit ]
As of 2006 (start dates unknown)
Professor, Collège d’Europe,
Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent.
Lecturer in the European Studies Program of the University of
Boston University, Massachusetts.
Member of the Advisory Council, International Relations Studies and Programme of
Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Lecturer in Defence Studies, University of
Adjunct Associate Professor of International Relations,
James Madison College, Michigan State University. Director of the
Michigan State University Summer School in Brussels.
Associate Professor of International Relations,
American University, Washington DC.
References [ edit ]