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Josef Janning

Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations

Josef Janning is a leading political scientist and researcher in Germany. His expertise and research interests cover a wide area of topical issues such as German foreign policy, EU policy and European Integration, which are reflected in his numerous publications and essays. He has been member and chairman of various Study Groups on European Affairs, East-West and Mediterranean Issues, Security Policies and Transatlantic Relations. From 1985 to 2001 Janning was engaged in building university based public policy think tanks at the Universities of Mainz and Munich; between 1995 and 2007 he served as Deputy Director of Munich University’s Center for Applied Policy Research. Between 2001 and 2010 he headed the international program as Senior Director of the German Bertelsmann Foundation. From 2011 to 2012, Josef Janning served as Director of Studies of the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank. In 2014, following a research fellowship at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) awarded by the German Mercator Foundation, he joined the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin. He has also been advisor to the German Government on European Affairs, Member of the Scientific Advisory Council at International Center for Transition Studies in Italy and Board Member of several policy journals. Josef Janning has taught International Relations at Universities of Bonn and Mainz; he has also been a guest professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Renmin University in Beijing. He has published many books and articles on foreign policy and international affairs, and is a regular contributor to German and internal media.

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