Contact expert

Geoffrey Harris, Mr

Veslius Brussels/College of Europe Bruges, Politics and International Relations

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Country of residence


Online Academic Profile

Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


I have contributed to a number of EU related web-sites such as Euractiv and EUROPAEUM. In the US I gave various media interviews

Language Skills

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish


Mr Geoffrey Harris has recently ended a 40-year career at the European Parliament. His final posting (2012-2016) was as the Deputy Head of the European Parliament's Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress, based in Washington D.C.He has written one book: The Dark Side Of Europe (1993) on the subject of right-wing extremism in contemporary Europe.He has contributed to a number of academic publications,published a number of academic papers and articles on EU issues, including the enlargement process , human rights and Europe's normative power. He has lectured in many countries not only in the US and the UK but also in China, Israel, Poland, Belgium France, Italy, Bulgaria, Malta, Ireland etc. He has been a visiting scholar at Cornell (US) and Edinburgh (UK) universities.He is currently a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Vesalius College (Brussels), a visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium) and a non-resident fellow of the TRENDS institute Abu Dhabi, UAE).