Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Foreign policy podcasts hosted by Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), the first pan-European think-tank. The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is an award-winning international think-tank that aims to conduct cutting-edge independent research on European foreign and security policy and to provide a safe meeting space for decision-makers, activists and influencers to share ideas. We build coalitions for change at the European level and promote informed debate about Europe’s role in the world. In 2007, ECFR’s founders set about creating a pan-European institution that could combine establishment credibility with intellectual insurgency. Today, ECFR remains uniquely placed to continue providing a pan-European perspective on some of the biggest strategic challenges and choices Europeans need to confront, with a network of offices in seven European capitals, over 60 staff from more than 25 different countries and a team of associated researchers in the EU 28 member states. https://www.ecfr.eu 036327

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Key takeaways from the European elections 2019


This week, Ulrike Franke is filling in for the regular host Mark Leonard to discuss the stories behind the media headlines in the aftermath of the EU elections. She is joined by Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research and the Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics, Susi Dennison, senior policy fellow and the director of ECFR's European Power programme and Pawel Zerka, policy fellow and programme coordinator of the European Power programme at ECFR. They speak about the crumbling political centre, the Green wave and what young voters have to do with it, and bet on who will become the next president of the European Commission. The podcast was recorded on Monday, 3 July 2018. Bookshelf *Europe’s Citizens Say They Want a More Political EU by Jean Pisani-Ferry https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/european-parliament-election-heralds-political-europe-by-jean-pisani-ferry-2019-05 *Machines like me by Ian McEwan https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1117889/machines-like-me/9781787331662.html *Why cities lose by Jonathan A. Rodden https://politicalscience.stanford.edu/publications/why-cities-lose-deep-roots-urban-rural-political-divide *Views from the Capitals: European elections by various ECFR experts https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/vfc_views_from_the_capitals_european_elections *What Europeans really feel: The battle for the political system by Susi Dennison, Mark Leonard, and Adam Lury https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/what_europeans_really_feel_the_battle_for_the_political_system_eu_election *Kingmakers of the mainstream: predictions for the European Parliament election by Kevin Cunningham, Simon Hix, and Michael Marsh, with Susi Dennison https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/kingmakers_of_mainstream_predictions_for_european_parliament_election Image: (c) European Union


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