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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Josef Janning - 03 September 2014
The German people are ready for more international involvement, if the German government can make the case.
Josef Janning - 30 July 2014
Germany prefers co-operation to conflict, but with its five special relationships each facing bad weather, it needs to think about new ways to conduct foreign policy.
Josef Janning - 01 July 2014
Jean-Claude Juncker’s nomination is part of a “silent revolution” in European governance that will transform power within the EU.
The EU should broaden the scope of what is expected of member states on burden sharing on refugee crisis
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
Mark Leonard speaks with Jeremy Shapiro, Asli Aydintasbas and Josef Janning about reactions to Trump’s electoral triumph from the UK, Germany and Turkey. The podcast was recorded on 9th November 2016.
In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century by Geert Mak
The global crisis and the failure of the West by Carlo Masala
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Fear and loathing on the road to the US elections by Susi Dennison, Dina Pardijs and Jeremy Shapiro
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Ulrike Franke, research assistant and expert on security and drones, Josef Janning, co-head of ECFR’s Berlin office, and Volker Stanzel, senior advisor to the Asia & China programme, about the four recent violent attacks in Southern Germany. The speakers agree that the mood in Germany is much calmer than that portrayed by foreign media. The podcast was recorded on the 25 June 2016.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Der Schimmelreiter by Theodor Storm
Ohne Liebe geht es auch by Rudolf Lorenzen
Fortress Besieged by Qian Zhongshu
Heretics by Leonardo Padura
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon by Karl Marx
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Susi Dennison, ECFR's director of the European Power programme, Josef Janning, Co-Head of the ECFR Berlin office, Piotr Buras, Head of the ECFR office in Warsaw, and Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR's Research Director, about populism and European foreign policy. The podcast was recorded on the 15 June 2016.
Never let me go by Kazuko Ishiguro
The age of catastrophe – A history of the West 1914-1945 by Heinrich August Winkler
Warum Europa eine Republk werden muss! Eine politische Utopie by Ulrike Guérot
American Political Decay or Renewal? by Francis Fukuyama
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks with Franziska Brantner, Member of the German Parliament and ECFR council member, and with Josef Janning, Senior Policy Fellow and Head of ECFR Berlin Office, about the results of the three state elections in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt, and what this means for the future of Germany and its role in the EU.
The German problem by Mark Leonard
ECFR's director Mark Leonard speaks to ECFR senior policy fellows Susi Dennison, Josef Janning and Vessela Tcherneva about the possible implications of the refugee crisis and whether it will tear the European Union apart.
Divided Poland faces foreign policy crossroads by Piotr Buras
Ten home truths on Europe's refugee crisis by Susi Dennison, Dina Pardijs and Nick Witney