Sir Michael Leigh

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Fellowship type
Senior Fellow

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Status
Past Fellow
Year
2015

Biography

Biography

Michael Leigh is Senior Advisor to the German Marshall Fund of the United States since 2011. Dr. Leigh was Director-General DG Enlargement at the European Commission from 2006 to 2011 and as such served as chief European Union negotiator with candidate countries. From 2003 to 2006 he served as Deputy Director-General DG External Relations. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974 and has served as Visiting Professor of International Relations at the Bologna Center Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

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