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 - 09 January 2015
Two all-too-plausible scenarios could turn 2015 into an annus horribilis for the Union.
Josef Janning - 11 September 2014
Jean-Claude Juncker's new structure for the European Commission represents a major overhaul of its governance.
Josef Janning - 11 September 2014
Germany has long favoured restructuring the European Commission, so Berlin approves of Jean-Claude Juncker's reforms.
by Josef Janning & Christel Zunneberg - 22nd May, 2017
Survey of experts in 28 capitals illuminates the complex network of relationships among EU member states.
The EU should broaden the scope of what is expected of member states on burden sharing on refugee crisis
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
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