BRUSSELS—Ulrich Speck has joined Carnegie Europe as a visiting scholar.

“I’m looking forward to working with Jan Techau, his team, and colleagues in Brussels and elsewhere on the challenges of turning Europe into a more efficient and strategic player on the world scene,” he said.

Since 2009, Speck has edited the Global Europe Brief, a weekly EU foreign policy newsletter widely circulated among decisionmakers in Brussels and other European capitals.

From 2010 to 2013, Speck was an associate fellow at the Madrid-based think tank FRIDE. Prior to that he worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague and Brussels, and in 2006 he was a fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC.

Speck writes a monthly foreign policy column for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, a leading Swiss daily. He has published widely on German and European foreign policy and transatlantic relations. He co-edited Empire America: Perspectives on a New World Order (Empire Amerika. Perspektiven einer neuen Weltordnung; Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2003), which asks whether the United States can be called an empire, as well as books on the revolution of 1848 and modern anti-Semitism.

Speck has a doctorate in modern history from the University of Frankfurt. He speaks German, English, and French.

Making the announcement, Carnegie Europe Director Jan Techau said:

“We at Carnegie Europe are immensely proud that Uli is joining us to work on how to develop a more strategic foreign policy for Europe. His keen sense for long-term global trends and his deep immersion in European and transatlantic affairs make him a splendid addition to the Carnegie team in Brussels.”

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