Experts: Alumni


Adam Baron

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English (native), Arabic (conversational)
Areas of Expertise: Yemen, Arabian peninsula, War on Terror

Fatima Ayub

Associate Policy Fellow
Languages: English, French, Persian
Areas of Expertise: electoral and security sector reform, conflict analysis, Islamist movements, human rights, women rights, civil society development

Julien Barnes-Dacey

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Areas of Expertise: Middle East, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq

Olaf Boehnke

Head of the Berlin Office
Languages: German, English
Areas of Expertise: European Foreign Policy, EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Turkey, The Western Balkans, Middle East.

Piotr Buras

Head of ECFR Warsaw office
Languages: Polish, German, English
Areas of Expertise: Germany's EU and foreign policy, Poland in the EU, EU politics

Susi Dennison

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English and French
Areas of Expertise: Human rights, democracy and justice; EU relations with North Africa, European Global Strategy; Scorecard

Sebastian Dullien

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English and German
Areas of Expertise: European integration, Financial market regulation

Anthony Dworkin

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Human rights, democracy, justice, North Africa (especially Egypt and Tunisia), war crimes, drones and counterterrorism, US foreign policy

Aziz El-Kaissouni

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood

Silvia Francescon

Head of ECFR's Rome Office
Languages: Italian and English
Areas of Expertise: International relations, global governance, G8 and G20, environment and development

Alexander Gabuev

Visiting Fellow
Languages: Russian, English, Chinese
Areas of Expertise: Russia-China relations

Konstanty Gebert

Associate Fellow
Languages: Polish, English
Areas of Expertise: Polish, English

Ellie Geranmayeh

Policy Fellow
Languages: English, Persian
Areas of Expertise: Iran’s foreign policy, Iran’s domestic politics, EU-Iran relations, sanctions, public international law

François Godement

Director of the Asia and China Programme, Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: French, English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise: Chinese and East Asian strategic and international affairs, issues of integration and conflicts

Richard Gowan

Associate Fellow
Languages: English
Areas of Expertise: the United Nations system, European Security and Defence Policy, Africa, Western Balkans

Gustav Gressel

Visiting Fellow
Languages: German and English (fluent), Spanish and Polish (conversational)
Areas of Expertise: armed conflict and military affairs, defence policy, missile defence, missile proliferation, Eastern Europe, Russia

Andrew Hammond

Policy Fellow
Languages: Arabic, Farsi, French, English
Areas of Expertise: Islamist movements, human rights issues, Arab media, and cultural affairs in Egypt and the Gulf

Josef Janning

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, German
Areas of Expertise: European integration, EU reform, European Foreign and Security Policy, EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Europe in the World, Global Governance, German Foreign and Security Policy, Transatlantic Relations, Europe/Asia.

Jana Kobzova

Associate Policy Fellow
Languages: Slovak, English, Russian, conversational French and German
Areas of Expertise: EU relations with Eastern Europe and Russia, democratisation in the post-Soviet states, Belarus, Central Asia

Hans Kundnani

Research Director
Languages: English and German (fluent), French
Areas of Expertise: Germany and German foreign policy

Francisco de Borja Lasheras

Policy Fellow and Associate Director of the Madrid Office
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German and basic Serbo-Croat
Areas of Expertise: Multilateral diplomacy, European foreign and security policy, Spanish foreign policy, EU enlargement in the Western Balkans, nation-building

Mark Leonard

Director
Languages: English, French, German
Areas of Expertise: European foreign policy, China, EU-Russia relations, transatlantic relations, EU institutions, Public diplomacy and nation branding, UK foreign policy

Daniel Levy

Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme
Languages: English, Hebrew
Areas of Expertise: Middle East, National Security

Kadri Liik

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, Russian, Estonian
Areas of Expertise: Russian domestic and foreign policy, relations between Russia and the West, the Baltic Sea area, Eastern Europe

Maria Lipman

Visiting Fellow
Languages: English, French
Areas of Expertise: Russia

Hugh Lovatt

Programme Co-ordinator
Languages: Arabic, French, Dutch, Spanish
Areas of Expertise: Middle-East, Israel/Palestine, Mashreq region; conflict prevention/resolution; Islamic societies; identity politics

Helene Michou

Associate Researcher
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: Transition processes of the Arab Spring, European Neighbourhood Policy, international development cooperation, democracy assistance, human rights issues, civil society

Dimi Reider

Associate Fellow
Languages: English, Hebrew
Areas of Expertise: Middle East peace process, Israeli politics

Angela Stanzel

Policy Fellow
Languages: German, English, Mandarin
Areas of Expertise: China’s history, politics and economics, East and South Asia’s foreign and security policy

Edouard Tétreau

Head of ECFR's Paris Office
Languages: English, French, German (working knowledge)
Areas of Expertise: Geo-economics, European affairs, ECB and Eurozone integration, European defence, digital disruption, financial services, monetary issues

Rachel Tausendfreund

Editor
Languages: English, German, French (basic)
Areas of Expertise: German foreign policy, international trade, transatlantic relations

Vessela Tcherneva

Director of Wider Europe programme
Languages: Bulgarian, English, German, Russian
Areas of Expertise: Foreign and Security policy, Transatlantic Relations, Regional Studies, EU enlargement, Balkans and the Black Sea region

Mattia Toaldo

Policy Fellow
Languages: English, French, Italian
Areas of Expertise: Middle East Peace process, Israeli and Palestinian politics, Libya, European Neighbourhood policy

José Ignacio Torreblanca

Director of the Reinvention of Europe programme and Head of the Madrid Office at ECFR
Languages: Spanish, English
Areas of Expertise: EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, EU institutional reforms, Common Foreign Security and Defence Policy

Andrew Wilson

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, some Belarusian, conversational French
Areas of Expertise: Ukraine, comparative politics of democratisation in the post-Soviet states, political technology

Nick Witney

Senior Policy Fellow
Languages: English, French, Arabic
Areas of Expertise: International relations, International Security Policy, the European Security and Defence Policy, military capabilities development, defence equipment cooperation, research and industry, the Middle East and North Africa, the Middle East Peace Process

Contact

On the left you find short profiles of our foreign policy experts, including details of their specialisations. Journalists are encouraged to contact analysts directly using the following formulation: firstname.lastname@ecfr.eu