Ian Kearns

Kearns is the director of the European Leadership Network, based in London. Previously, he served as acting director and deputy director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in the United Kingdom and deputy chair of the IPPR’s independent All-Party Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, serving under co-chairs, Lord George Robertson and Lord Paddy Ashdown. He also served in 2010 as a specialist adviser to the Joint House of Commons and House of Lords Committee on National Security Strategy.