The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict

Oct 2021

The European Legal Studies Center at Columbia Law School and

the European Institute at Columbia University present:

The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict

a discussion featuring:

Mark Leonard
Author, The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict
Director, European Council on Foreign Relations (

Adam Tooze
Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History
Director of the European Institute at Columbia University

Professor Anu Bradford
Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization
Director, The European Legal Studies Center

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MARK LEONARD is the founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, chairing a council of 300 European leaders including serving and former presidents, prime ministers, economists and foreign ministers -

In 1997, at the age of 23, he wrote the report on rebranding Britain for the think tank DEMOS that has been widely credited as the start of ‘Cool Britannia’. A year later, he wrote Modernising the Monarchy, the publication of which led the radio and TV news bulletins and made the front pages of all the main British newspapers. He then set-up a precursor to ECFR, a foreign-policy think tank under the patronage of the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and foreign secretary Robin Cook.

His first book, Why Europe will run the 21st century (2004) was the most talked about book on Europe for a decade and was translated into 19 languages. His next book, What does China Think? (2008), was translated into 16 languages and recommended by political and corporate leaders (including Bill Gates, George Soros and John Prescott). In 2008, Mark Leonard was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Mark has lived and worked in Washington DC, Beijing and Brussels and currently divides his time between London and Berlin. He presents the weekly podcast Mark Leonard’s World in Thirty Minutes and writes a monthly syndicated column on global issues.

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