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.
Josef Janning joined the European Council on Foreign Relations in April 2014 as Senior Policy Fellow in the Berlin Office. 2013/2014 he was a Mercator Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to that he served as Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre (EPC) in Brussels. Between 2001 and 2010 Josef has lead the international policy work as Senior Director of the Bertelsmann Foundation, a major private German foundation. Earlier positions in his career include Deputy Director of the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) at Munich University from 1995-2007. Previously, he has held teaching positions at the University of Mainz, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and as Guest Professor at Renmin University of Beijing. He has worked with leading think tanks in Europe, the US and Asia, and engaged in and lead various international study groups, high-level groups and commissions on European affairs, global governance, transformation to democracy, security and defence policy and transatlantic relations.
Josef has published widely on European Affairs, International Relations, EU foreign and security policy, German foreign and European policy as well as global affairs. On these issues he also is a frequent commentator with German and international media.
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ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to Franziska Brantner, Member of the German Parliament, ECFR’s senior policy fellow Sebastian Dullien and Josef Janning, and Ulrike Franke, Research Assistant at ECFR, about Germany’s leadership role and recent criticism on their decisions.
Germany, Russia, and the rise of geo-economics by Stephen F. Szabo
Sudden Justice – America’s Secret Drone Wars by Chris Woods
The Paradox of German Power by Hans Kundnani
Inequality – What can be done? By Anthony B. Atkinson
Soumission by Michel Houllebecq
Josef Janning - 23 July 2015
To lead the EU may seem like a burden; it is, in truth, an historic opportunity.
Josef Janning - 10 July 2015
Merkel has shown little appetite for the “vision-thing”, but the Greek crisis threatens to push the Chancellor out of her comfort zone
by Josef Janning - 05th February, 2018
Despite financial and refugee crises, research suggests the European Union is getting stronger, not weaker.
by Josef Janning & Christel Zunneberg - 22nd May, 2017
Survey of experts in 28 capitals illuminates the complex network of relationships among EU member states.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard discusses the consequences of the German political crisis for Germany and for Europe with ECFR's Berlin office director, Josef Janning, and policy fellow, Ulrike Franke.
The podcast was recorded on 22nd November 2017.
Ivan Krastev, After Europe
Richard Youngs, Europe Reset: New Directions for the EU
H.G. Wells, The War in the Air
Timothy Garton Ash, "It’s the Kultur, Stupid", in NY Review of Books, December 2017
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard talks with the head of ECFR’s Berlin Office Josef Janning and ECFR's policy fellow Ulrike Franke about the upcoming federal elections in Germany, the parties that are in the running to form a government and the implications for European and foreign policy.
The podcast was recorded on 18th September 2017.
This week, rather than putting out our ordinary podcast, we're leaving the floor to Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, head of ECFR Paris, who's hosting a discussion with the heads of most of ECFR's offices from around Europe to look at France and Macron's rise from the outside in.
Nouveau podcast de notre série sur l'élection présidentielle de 2017 ayant pour objectif de traiter les thèmes d'actualité et de contribuer au débat dans la perspective des élections françaises.
Cet épisode des Views from the Capitals de l'ECFR examine les attitudes des gouvernements et opinions publiques dans les capitales européennes au sujet de l'élection présidentielle française et de la victoire d'Emmanuel Macron, en particulier concernant les enjeux de politique étrangère.
La discussion a eu lieu entre Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris, Josef Janning, directeur du bureau de Berlin, Vessela Tcherneva, directrice du bureau de Sofia, Silvia Francescon, directrice du bureau de Rome, Piotr Buras, directeur du bureau de Varsovie, Susi Dennison, directrice du programme European Power et représentant l'opinion britannique, et Borja Lasheras, directeur du bureau de Madrid.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Christine Ockrent, journalist, Jana Puglierin, head of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies, and Josef Janning, ECFR senior policy fellow, about the ongoing debate in Berlin on a possible German nuclear deterrent. The podcast was recorded on 14 December 2016.
2016 White Paper on German Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr
Idealist Internationalism and the Security Dilemma by John Herz
Révolution by Emmanuel Macron
Nouveau podcast de notre série sur les présidentielles de 2017 ayant pour objectif de traiter les thèmes d'actualité et de contribuer au débat dans la perspective des élections du printemps prochain
Entretien de Josef Janning, Senior Policy Fellow et directeur du bureau de Berlin de l'ECFR, par Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Senior Policy Fellow et directeur du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR, sur le leadership allemand en Europe.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with journalist and Angela Merkel's official biographer Stefan Kornelius and ECFR fellows Almut Möller and Josef Janning about Merkel's candidacy for her fourth term as German Chancellor. The podcast was recorded on 23 November 2016.
Angela Merkel - The Chancellor and her World by Stefan Kornelius
The Passage to Europe by Luuk van Middelaar
Terror overseas: understanding China’s evolving counter-terror strategy by Mathieu Duchâtel
New World Disorder - Old problems - Realist answers by Carlo Masala