Dr Dennis R Schmidt is a Lecturer in International Relations and the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at the Department for Politics and Cultural Studies. Before joining Swansea University, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tübingen and a Research Fellow at Durham University. He has held visiting posts at George Washington University and the LSE.
Dr Schmidt’s research focuses on the politics and ethics of international law and institutions, examining the laws of war, international criminal justice, and the normative dynamics of global order. He is also working on German Foreign Policy.
He is the recipient of the ISA’s International Law Section’s Best Paper Award, and his PhD thesis on normative hierarchy in international society has been shortlisted for the BISA Michael Nicholson Prize.
He is a regular contributor to various media outlets, including The Conversation, Just Security, and Die Zeit.