WASHINGTON—The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today the establishment of a Europe Program that will examine Europe’s changing global role, including the many challenges in Europe’s southern and eastern neighborhoods, as well as in Asia, Africa, and elsewhere. 

The program will be run by Cornelius Adebahr, who has joined Carnegie as an associate, and will be overseen by Carnegie Vice President for Studies Thomas Carothers. It will build on research by Carnegie experts in Washington as well as link closely with Carnegie Europe in Brussels and other Carnegie centers. 

“With two centers in Europe and strong work on many European issues in Washington, Carnegie is well positioned to help illuminate and advance Europe’s many contributions to a more peaceful and prosperous world,” Carothers said. “Establishing a Europe Program will give Carnegie’s work on European issues greater definition and provide a platform for growing it. I’m delighted Cornelius Adebahr will lead the program. His expertise, energy, and creativity will be great assets.”

Adebahr has wide-ranging experience in European policy matters, including work at the German Council on Foreign Relations and teaching at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt and Tehran University. He has testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament and provided written evidence to the UK House of Lords. From 2003 to 2011, he was a member of Team Europe, an experts’ network of the European Commission. 

His comments have appeared in a variety of international media outlets, including the New York Times, Reuters, and the BBC. He holds a doctorate from the Free University of Berlin.

“I’m looking forward to helping Carnegie go further and deeper in its European work, and especially excited about creating a close linkage between Carnegie Europe and the Washington policy community,” Adebahr said.

In recent months, Carnegie has added several other new experts on European foreign policy, including Ulrich Speck and Richard Youngs at Carnegie Europe. 

Press Contact: Clara Hogan | +1 202 939 2233 | chogan@ceip.org

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