Mark Leonard is co-founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He moderates a weekly podcast titled “The World in 30 Minutes”, in which he discusses current affairs with renowned experts. Honored as a ‘Young Global Leader’ of the World Economic Forum, he was Chairman of its Global Agenda Council on Geo-economics. He is a regular speaker and a prolific writer and commentator on global issues, the future of Europe, China’s internal politics, and the practice of diplomacy and business in a networked world. His essays appear regularly in publications including the “Financial Times”, “New York Times”, “Washington Post”, “Wall Street Journal”, “Le Monde”, “El País”, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Foreign Policy”, “Economist”, “Time” and “Newsweek”.