Kaija Schilde

Schilde
Title

Assistant Professor of International Relations

Education

BA Lewis & Clark College
MA University of Pennsylvania
PhD University of Pennsylvania

CV
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Email
kschilde@bu.edu
Phone
(617) 358-6283
Address
156 Bay State Road, #402 Boston, MA 02215

Office Hours: Friday 1- 3 p.m.

Kaija Schilde’s teaching and research interests include the politics of the European Union, particularly the emerging foreign and security policies of the EU, the political economy of defense and security industries, the linkages between public and private actors in Brussels, the historical and comparative dynamics of federalism, and European public opinion on EU politics.  She has a government policy background in defense acquisition reform and transatlantic defense policies.

Her dissertation examines how the performance and quality of EU institutions is enhanced through public-private interactions between bureaucrats and organized interest groups.  In studying the dynamics of everyday politics in Brussels, she focuses on the cases of European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) and immigration and border security policy.

Specialization:

European Union; European Foreign and Security Policy; Comparative Politics; Defense Acquisition and Technology; Bureaucracy and Interest Groups; Computational Modeling and Simulation.