Michael Schmitt has been appointed Professor of International Law at Reading Law School. He is also the Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar at West Point, a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar at the University of Texas, Senior Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence, and Professor Emeritus at the US Naval War College. The General Editor of the journal International Law Studies and the Oxford University Press book series, The Lieber Studies, Professor Schmitt is a member of the US Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law and sits on the boards of many publications and professional organizations. He is also a life member of the US Council of Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2017, Professor Schmitt was awarded the Order of the Cross of Terra Marianna by the President of Estonia for his work in cyber security.