Co-Founder and Director
European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
Mark Leonard is Co-Founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the first pan-European think tank. He writes a fortnightly column on European and global issues for Reuters.com Previously, he worked as Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform, and Director of the Foreign Policy Centre, a think tank he founded under the patronage of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Leonard was a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and a Visiting Scholar at the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences in Beijing. His first book, “Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century”, has been translated into 20 languages. His second book, “What Does China Think?”, has been translated into 15 languages. His recent publications for the European Council on Foreign Relations include the “New German Question: How Europe Can Get the Germany it Needs” and "China 3.0”.