BRUSSELS—Carnegie Europe today welcomed Tomáš Valášek as its new director.

Valášek joins Carnegie Europe after serving as the permanent representative of the Slovak Republic to NATO for nearly four years. He was previously president of the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava (2012–2013), director of foreign policy and defense at the Centre for European Reform in London (2007–2012), and founder and director of the Brussels office of the World Security Institute (2002–2006). From 2006 to 2007, he served as acting political director and head of the security and defense policy division at the Slovak Ministry of Defense.

“I’m very happy to be joining Carnegie Europe,” Valášek said. “I look forward to working with a talented team in Brussels and around the globe to help tackle the array of foreign policy challenges Europe faces. At a time of profound change within and outside the EU, I welcome this exciting opportunity to continue Carnegie Europe’s research and deepen its impact in the years ahead.”

“I am delighted that Tomáš will be leading Carnegie Europe’s outstanding team at this moment of reckoning for Europe and the transatlantic alliance,” said Carnegie President William J. Burns. “His remarkable combination of proven leadership, policy experience, and scholarly expertise will prove invaluable to delivering on our mission and enhancing Carnegie Europe’s impact in its second decade.”

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