Associate, Europe


Europe, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Charles Lichfield began as the Europe team's researcher with a wide variety of responsibilities. He now focuses on France, Germany, and the UK, while maintaining an interest in the EU's security, neighborhood, trade, and energy policies.

Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Charles worked for the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. He then spent a few weeks at Eurasia Foundation, thus becoming only the second person to make a direct transition from Foundation to Group (the two are unrelated in all but name). Charles has an MA in German and Russian from the University of Cambridge and spent his third year studying history at Moscow State University. He has since taught political risk workshops at the London School of Economics. A newspaper hoarder, Charles often conducts field research about Europe on cycling trips between London and the continent.