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Sir Michael Leigh is distinguished visiting fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (Brussels) and academic director of European public policy and global risk at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna, Italy). He is also a senior advisor at Covington & Burling LLP, (Brussels) and has served as senior fellow at Bruegel (Brussels). He was senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (2011-2016); director-general for enlargement of the European Commission (2006-2011), deputy director-general for external relations of the European Commission (2003-2006), cabinet member and official, European Commission (1977-2003); assistant professor of international relations, SAIS Bologna Center (1976-1977); lecturer in international relations, University of Sussex (1974-1976); and Erskine fellow (2017), University of Canterbury, New Zealand.