Pardee School Appoints Kaija Schilde as Associate Dean of Studies

The Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University is pleased to announce the appointment of Kaija Schilde, Associate Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair in European Security, as the new Associate Dean of Studies. Schilde will assume her role on July 1, 2024.

Schilde, an expert in the political economy of transatlantic security, brings a wealth of experience to her new position. She is the author of “The Political Economy of European Security” (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and has contributed extensively to scholarly articles on security themes. Serving as a faculty member at Pardee since 2010, Schilde has demonstrated exceptional citizenship within both the School and the University.

Currently, Schilde serves as the director of Pardee’s Center for the Study of Europe, where she has played a pivotal role in advancing the Center’s mission to foster a deeper understanding of Europe through interdisciplinary frameworks. The School expresses gratitude for Schilde’s dedication to the Center for the Study of Europe over the past three years. A successor for the role of CSE Director will be announced later in the spring.

Schilde succeeds Professor Henrik Selin, who has served as the School’s inaugural Associate Dean for Studies since 2020. Selin’s tenure has been characterized by his remarkable leadership, dedication to student success, and invaluable contributions to academic programs. The School extends its deepest appreciation to Selin for his service and warmly welcomes Schilde as the new Associate Dean for Studies.

Dean Scott Taylor expressed his confidence in Schilde’s ability to excel in her new role, stating, “Kaija’s extensive expertise and commitment to academic excellence make her the ideal candidate to lead our studies program. We are thrilled to have her join our leadership team.”

Kaija Schilde’s research and teaching focus on the political economy of security, with a particular emphasis on defense industry politics and the political development of the European Union. As the Jean Monnet Chair in European Security and Defense, Schilde furthers the Pardee School’s agenda of preparing students to meet the international challenges of the 21st century through a rigorous and sustained presentation of the EU as a global power with responsibilities over European security, international order, and global security. Learn more about Professor Schilde on her faculty profile