Richard Youngs

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Employment History

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (since 2013)
Professor of International Relations, Warwick University, UK  (since 2004)
Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges (since 2010)


FRIDE, Madrid, 2004 –2013 (Director from 2009)
Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington DC, 2012-2013
EU Marie Curie Fellow, Norwegian Institute for International Relations, Oslo, 2001-2004
Senior Research Fellow, EU project on European Democracy Promotion, 1998-2001Senior Analyst, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1995-8

Education and qualifications

PhD International Studies – Warwick University 1992-6
MA International Studies – Warwick University 1991-2
BA  Social and Political Science – Cambridge University (Grade 2i) 1988-91

Professional activities

Experience directing Fride think-tank in Madrid, responsible for research development, fund-raising strategy and management of a 25 person team of international researchers. 

Frequent think-tank policy briefs and working papers. 

Regular press articles, including recently for Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, Le Monde, The World Today, Europe’s World, EU Observer, European Voice, The Guardian, The Independent, Open Democracy, El País, Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Media experience: Spanish national TV and radio, Associated Press, CNN+, Bloomberg TV, BBC Radio 4 Today programme; BBC World Service, BBC satellite television, Radio Free Europe, Radio Netherlands, Radio France and many others. Associate Editor, Europe’s World. 
Regular policy briefings. Examples: EU External Relations Commissioner; then UK foreign secretary, David Miliband; UK prime-minister’s strategy unit; UN secretary general’s task force on democracy; World Movement for Democracy; US National Intelligence Council; EU Energy Commissioner; House of Lords; EU Political and Security Committee; UK Department for International Development; European Parliament, part of evaluation team for European Endowment for Democracy. 
Series editor, Routledge EU foreign policy series. Judge for Forbes list of top young Europeans.