Chris Luenen is Associate Director and Head of the Geopolitics Programme at the Global Policy Institute. He is responsible for external partnerships, project and programme development and, together with the director and deputy director of the GPI, involved in overall strategic planning. He has been a driving force behind the reorganisation of the Institute over the 2011/2012 Academic Year. Chris Luenen has previous professional experience in journalism, public policy research and political foundations, and regularly publishes in media outlets such as the Guardian, the Atlantic Times, World Politics Review, the National Interest as well as DIE ZEIT and Deutsche Welle Online. Previous roles have included Project Manager at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in London and Project Consultant at the Industry Forum. He is also Operations Director at Secgate, a specialist cyber security consultancy and technology innovator based in London.
His recent research has focused on the transformations taking place across North Africa and the Middle East, on the changing dynamics of great power politics, especially in Central and South Asia as well as on regionalism and world order. In the capacity of Head of the Geopolitics Programme, Chris has most recently devised and organised the public policy research project ‘Out of the Turmoil: A New Middle East?, which the GPI has run together with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung London Office. The project produced a wealth of analysis and policy recommendations that have been published, among other places, in DIE ZEIT Online, the Guardian Cif, World Politics Review and the National Interest Online.