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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The EU's New Top Personnel


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. Bookshelf: Wes Mitchell: Perhapsburg (American Interest) Francis Fukuyama: Identity John Mearsheimer: The Great Dillusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities 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 Picture: European Union EC - Audiovisual Service


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