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. 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?, was published in February 2008 in the United Kingdom and United States and has been translated into 15 languages. His recent publications for ECFR include New World Order: The Balance of Soft Power and the Rise of Herbivorous Powers, A Power Audit of EU-Russia Relations, Can the EU Win the Peace in Georgia?, Re-wiring the EU-US Link, The Spectre of a Multipolar Europe and The New German Question: How Europe Can Get the Germany it Needs.