Our man in Berlin who can explain the 'zeitgeist'

Bill Emmott"Berlin Rules:
Europe and the German Way

Sir Paul Lever KCMG

Vice-President, RUSI,
former British Ambassador to Germany

Sir Paul Lever is Vice President of RUSI, having been its Chairman from 2004 to 2010.

From 1966 to 2003 he was a member of the British Diplomatic Service, specialising in European and politico-military affairs.

He served at the UK Delegation to NATO, at the European Commission, as Leader of the British Delegation to the Negotiations on the CFE Treaty, as Head of the Defence and Overseas Secretariat in the Cabinet Office and Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.

He was EU and Economic Director in the Foreign Office and, from 1997 to 2003, Ambassador in Germany.

From 2003 to 2006, he was a Senior Advisor to RWE Thames Water and from 2007 a Director of Sellafield Ltd.

His 2017 book ‘Berlin Rules: Europe and the German Way’sets out to explain the extent of Germany influence within the EU and more widely.

He was awarded an honorary LLD degree by Birmingham University in 2001 and an honorary fellowship of The Queen’s College Oxford in 2006.