Explaining Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Cooperation between Western States
The thesis answers the question “Why does security cooperation occur between Western states?”. The basic answer is: “Because most state actors do not want their states to integrate”. More specifically, the thesis develops a four-dimensional ontology of Western states, and presents some of the generative ‘mechanisms’ of military, law enforcement and intelligence cooperation between Western states.
Primary: Dr. Javier Argomaniz
Secondary: Dr. Ryan Beasley
External: Prof. Didier Bigo
Internal: Dr. Bernhard Blumenau
In 2018–2019, Olivier is serving as an Academic Assistant at the College of Europe, Natolin campus. During his doctoral studies, he tutored International Relations at the University of St Andrews. Olivier has also conducted internships in Brussels (with The United States Mission to NATO and Transparency International) and in Paris (with the Jacques Delors Institute and the Institute of International and Strategic Relations). For a while, he was also a scuba instructor.
In addition to his PhD in International Relations, which is almost completed, Olivier holds a M.Sc. in Social Research Methods from the University of Sussex, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary European Studies from the College of Europe, an M.Litt. in International Political Theory from the University of St Andrews, and a B.A. in International Relations, French and Journalism from Lehigh University. From 2015 to 2016, Olivier was a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University. In 2005, he spent a semester studying the politics of the Middle East at the American University in Cairo.
Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing Non-State Counterterrorism”. In The Palgrave Handbook on Civil Society and the Global Security, edited by Samuel Mullins, Emeka Njoku, Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, and Mutuma Ruteere. Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming.
Florez, Diana and Olivier Lewis. “FARC”. In The Handbook of Homeland Security, edited by Scott N. Romaniuk, Clarence Augusus Martin, and Scott M. Catino. London: CRC Press, forthcoming.
Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing State Counterterrorism”. In The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy, edited by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk, Daniela Irrera and Stewart Tristan Webb. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Lewis, Olivier. “Conceptualizing Counterterrorism”. In Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War, edited by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk and Stewart Tristan Webb. London: CRC Press, 2016.
Lewis, Olivier. “Brexit, the Irish Border and the Impossible Trinity of International Relations”. Paper presented at the Political Studies Association 68th Annual International Conference, Cardiff. (£150 travel grant, £90 conference grant)
Lewis, Olivier. “The Security Trilemma and Its Effects on Transnational Cooperation”. Paper presented at The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 53rd Annual Meeting, Denver, March 2016. (£250 travel grant)
Lewis, Olivier. “The Security/Autonomy/Openness Trilemma in the Context of Transnational Political Violence”. Paper presented at the Global Insecurities International Conference, at the Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol, Bristol, November 2014. (£210 travel grant)
Lewis, Olivier. “Explaining Variation in Internal Security Cooperation – A Research Proposal”. Paper presented at 4th Global International Studies Conference 2014, WISC, Goethe University, Frankfurt, August 2014. (£200 travel grant)
Lewis, Olivier. “Explaining Variation in Internal Security Cooperation – A Research Proposal”. Paper presented at Olympia Summer Academy, Olympia, July 2014. (€990 CSTPV Olympia bursary)
Lewis, Olivier. “Explaining Variation in Internal Security Cooperation – A Research Proposal”. Paper presented at “Securitisation: Globalised States Asserting Power?” Workshop, Centre for Global Studies, University of Bern, Bern, June 2014. (€150 travel grant)
Di Mauro, Giovanna and Olivier Lewis. “Moldova’s (Dis)integration: Russia, the European Union and the Transnistrian Conflict”. Paper presented at 10th CEEISA Convention at Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, June 2014
Lewis, Olivier. “Open Economies, Political Autonomy, and Joint Covert Action: A Trilemma?”, Out of the Shadows Project Networking Event: Researching Covert Action, Friends House, London, UK, 22 May 2017. (£100 travel grant)
Lewis, Olivier. “International Relations: What, How, Why”, Dollar Academy, Dollar, UK, 4 November 2016. (£60 travel grant)
IR1005 Introduction to International Relations (Autumn 2014)
IR1006 Foreign Policy Analysis and International Security (Spring 2015, Spring 2018)
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Member of The Political Studies Association (PSA)
600th Anniversary Ph.D. Scholarship in the Arts & Humanities 2013/2014