Educated at University College, Oxford, UEA and the European University Institute in Florence, Yorkshireman Professor Dr Julian Lindley-French is Vice President of the Atlantic Treaty Association, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Statecraft in London, Director of Europa Analytica in the Netherlands, Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, as well as a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.
Lindley-French is also Strategic Programme Advisor at Wilton Park, an agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In 2015 he was made an Honorary Member of the Association of Anciens of the NATO Defence College in Rome where he served as a member of the Academic Advisory Board. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Panel of the British Chief of Defence Staff and was formerly the Head of the Commander’s Initiative Group of NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps. He was both Eisenhower Professor of Defence Strategy and Professor of Military Operational Art and Science at the Netherlands Defence Academy and Special Professor for Strategic Studies at the University of Leiden. He was also Senior Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris and Course Director at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland.
Professor Lindley-French is co-leading with General John Allen, President Obama’s former Special Envoy, a major project looking at NATO Adaptation which is supported by several former ministers, chiefs of defence, and chairmen of the NATO Military Committee.