Marta Pellón Brussosa is the Programme Coordinator of the Paris Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
She joined ECFR in August 2018. Prior to that, she worked as Research and Program Assistant at the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund of the US. She also interned at the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations in New York and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid, dealing with North and West Africa relations.
She holds an MA in International Security from Sciences Po Paris and a BA with First Class Honours in International Relations from Queen Mary University of London.
Richard Gowan - 28 November 2007There?s a real risk that, in the weeks between now and Christmas, the EU will face violence in either Kosovo, where 15,000 European troops underwrite security, or Lebanon where 8,000 Europeans have made up the backbone of the UN peace force.
François Godement - 28 November 2007The EU delegation has prepared an unusually full agenda for the annual EU-China Summit. However, there is a real danger they will go home empty-handed, and the Chinese will hijack the event to lecture about Taiwan and the Dalai Lama.
Daniel Korski - 27 November 2007The EU and NATO have a new opportunity to collaborate in ways that would help both organizations deal with fragile and failing states. But it will require practical steps to overcome ideological opposition to greater cooperation.
Andrew Wilson - 26 November 2007The new Ukrainian parliament finally assembled on Friday, 23 November, almost two months after the elections. It then immediately adjourned until Thursday 29 November. An update on Ukraine's complex political developments.
Andrew Duff - 20 November 2007Since it was first mooted in the summer, the Sarkozy proposal for a new round of arguments about the future of Europe has been met with growing consternation.
- 19 November 2007ECFR launched its Bulgarian office today with an international conference attended by leading academics and foreign policy thinkers.
In the latest edition of the World in 30 Minutes, regular host Mark Leonard discusses the state of the transatlantic relationship with Ben Rhodes, former speechwriter and advisor to President Obama, Jake Sullivan, former National Security Advisor to Vice-President Biden and Head of Policy Planning to then-Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and Amanda Sloat, senior fellow at Brookings and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs in the State Department, among other roles, under the Obama administration. They try to look beyond Trump and into the future, asking what the ingredients are for a sustainable transatlantic relationship.
The podcast was recorded on Wednesday, 26 June, 2019, at the side-lines of ECFR’s Annual Council Meeting in Lisbon.
• The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
• Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright & Bradley Hope
• How To Lose A Country: the 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship by Ece Temelkuran
Picture: President Trump’s Trip Abroad via Flickr
Taken on 25 May 2017
This week, Mark discussed the European Council's top jobs package, from Ursula von der Leyen to Josep Borrell, who are supposed to lead Europe in the next years, with an ECFR all-star cast from four different ECFR offices.
Wes Mitchell: Perhapsburg (American Interest)
Francis Fukuyama: Identity
John Mearsheimer: The Great Dillusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities
Alexandros Yannis: Chimera: A Novel
Luuk von Middelaar: Alarums and Excursions – Improving Politics on the European Stage
Parag Khanna: The Future is Asian
German philosophy about Europe from Immanuel Kant to Jürgen Habermas
Robert Menasse: Die Hauptstadt
ECFR: Strategic sovereignty: How Europe can regain the capacity to act
The podcast was recorded on 5 July 2019
Ever since his Sorbonne speech in the summer of 2017, Emmanuel Macron has been in search for allies to support his vision of a Renaissance for Europe. His first bet was the alliance with Germany, difficult enough to get in light of Merkel’s scepticism about high flying concepts. Macron then had to deal with opposition from the North, conflicts with Italy and lack of outreach to the East. After the European election, our speaker has told the Guardian, Macron appears to have lost essential momentum: “Once a beacon of hope for change, the president risks turning into a junior coalition partner in the management of a status quo in Europe.” What is next for France and for Macron’s Europe strategy?
The event was held on 3 July 2019 in ECFR's Berlin office.
Anthony Dworkin, standing in for regular host Mark Leonard, was joined by Douglas Alexander, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, former Labour Europe minister, and former Labour shadow Foreign Secretary, and by Heather Grabbe, director of the Open Society European Policy Institute, to discuss Brexit. On this latest episode of the World in 30 Minutes, Anthony and his two guests, who are both ECFR Council Members, discuss the upcoming Tory leadership election and the consequences it will have for Brexit. In addition to asking what likely future Prime Minister Boris Johnson´s plans might be, they look back on what Brexit has been so far and examine the state of the debate.
The podcast was recorded on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at the side-lines of ECFR’s Annual Council Meeting in Lisbon.
Mark Leonard was joined by Jean Pisany-Ferry, co-founder of Bruegel, Guntram Wolff, director of Bruegel and Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director at ECFR. This week ECFR published a paper on how Europe can regain the capacity to act. Mark and his guests, inspired by the tenor of this new publication, discussed the concept of European Economic Sovereignty on this latest episode of Mark Leonard’s World in 30 Minutes.
The podcast was recorded on Thursday, 20 June 2019.
Le podcast de notre BCM du 24 juin « What is Europe's maritime security role in the South China Sea? » en présence de Mathieu Duchâtel, directeur du programme Asie à l’Institut Montaigne, Delphine O, ambassadrice et secrétaire générale de la Conférence mondiale de l’ONU et John Nilsson-Wright, senior fellow au programme AsiaPacific de Chatman House.
Podcast de notre discussion du 19 juin « The future of Israeli-Palestinian conflict: towards annexation and illiberalism? » en présence de Yehuda Shaul, fondateur et directeur de l’ONG Breaking the Silence, et de Hugh Lovatt, chercheur au programme Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA) de l’ECFR.
Podcast de notre BCM du 14 juin « Accès humanitaire et risques sécuritaires au Sahel » en présence de Lucile Grosjean, chargée de plaidoyer crises humanitaires et conflits pour Action Contre la Faim, Andrew Lebovich, chercheur invité au programme Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA), et modéré par Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, directeur du bureau de Paris de l'ECFR.