Educated at Oxford, UEA and in Florence, Professor Dr Julian Lindley-French is a leading adviser, strategist, and author with ten published books to his name and many articles who has also held three professorial chairs.
Until 2017 Vice-President of the Atlantic Treaty Association in Brussels, he is a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the National Defense University in Washington; Senior Fellow, at the Institute for Statecraft in London; Director of Europa Analytica in the Netherlands; and a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, as well as a Visiting Programme Director at Wilton Park. In 2015 he was made an Honorary Member of the Association of Anciens of the NATO Defence College in Rome. He served for some years as a member of the Chief of Defence Staff’s Strategic Advisory Group and as Head of the Commander’s Initiative Group (CIG) for the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps.
In November 2017 he co-published the The Future Tasks of the Adapted Alliance (The GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Reports), for which he was Lead Writer, with (inter alia) General John R. Allen, Admiral Giampaolo di Paola and Ambassador Sandy Vershbow. This major senior leader project considers NATO Adaptation and the future role on the Alliance in the changing strategic environment. The final report can be downloaded at https://www.globsec.org/news/globsec-nato-adaptation-initiative-final-report/
In early 2018 he was made a member of the high-level US-German Loisach Group set up by the George Marshall Center and the Munich Security Conference. He is currently working on a major book project entitled The Defence of Europe with General (Ret.d) John Allen and Lieut. General (Ret.d) Frederick (Ben) Hodges.