It is with deepest sadness that we announce the death of Anne-Marie Le Gloannec, a beautiful mind and soul, friend to many, and a pillar of the Dahrendorf Forum. She died too young last week after struggling bravely with a long illness.
Anne-Marie’s association with the Forum, since its creation in 2010, was astonishing for its productivity and even more for its variety and finesse. Not only was she a board member and a visiting fellow, she also took an active part in two Dahrendorf Symposia, and contributed to major publications and events at both the Hertie School and LSE.
Following her studies in political sciences, Anne-Marie worked as Deputy Director of the Berlin-based Centre Marc Block from 1997 to 2002. She has taught at the John Hopkins University in Bologna, the Université de Paris 1, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Luiss Guido-Carli University in Rome as well as the Universities of Viadrina, Stuttgart and Cologne. From 1984-2005 she held a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. and from May to June 2015 she was a fellow at the Nobel Institute in Oslo.
Until her passing on 26 April 2017, Professor Le Gloannec was Director of Research at the International Research Centre of Sciences Po in Paris, and an Associate Researcher at the European Policy Center in Brussels. Her research areas included transatlantic relations, security, global governance, Germany and the European Union.
She authored several books and was a regular contributor to the French newspapers L’Express and Le Figaro. In honour of her legacy, her latest book Continent by Default. The European Union and the Demise of Regional Order will be posthumously released by Sciences Po and Cornell University Press in September 2017.
She will be deeply missed by the Dahrendorf Team and colleagues all over Europe.