Professor Anand is the Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Centre at King’s College London.
‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ is a major initiative which is studying and analysing Brexit, as it happens. With over 25 research groups based across the country – and unrivalled access to the political players on both sides of the channel - it is conducting research to inform decision makers and the public in real time as well as setting down the first draft of the history of these times. Rigorously independent and impartial the Centre is respected across the spectrum of opinion. The MTA has secured Professor Anand Menon, who leads the Centre and is one of Britain’s leading authorities on Brexit, to speak at our Annual Lunch after the AGM on the 4th December.
Before coming to King's, Anand was Professor of West European Politics, and founding Director of the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham. Prior to that he was University Lecturer in European Politics and Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford. He has held visiting positions at New York University, Columbia University and the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, amongst others. He is an associate fellow of Chatham House and Senior Associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford. He is co-editor of the journal West European Politics.
Anand has significant experience of working with non-academic patrons in governments, international organisations and the media. He is currently Specialist Adviser to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons.
Anand has presented programmes on contemporary France on Radio 4, and written for, amongst others, the FT, Guardian, Wall Street Journal and Prospect on issues ranging from the UK-EU relationship, to French foreign policy, to the institutions of the EU, to EU foreign and security policies.