Director of Communications
Julian oversees the Legatum Institute’s Communications & Marketing team, which is responsible for handling the institute’s public affairs and media relations, running events and conferences, and managing online and print publications.
Before joining the Legatum Institute, Julian managed Communications for Radio Free Europe (RFE/RL), one of the most comprehensive media organizations in the world dedicated to providing news and information in countries where a free press is either banned by the government or not fully established. As Deputy Director and later as Director of Communications, Julian was responsible for media relations and public affairs in Prague, Washington, D.C., and across RFE’s broadcast region comprising 20 countries including Russia, Afghanistan, Iran, and the Central Asian Republics. Before joining RFE, Julian was a Program Director at the Aspen Institute Berlin, a leading transatlantic think tank, where he ran the institute’s international policy programmes and, amongst others, established a transatlantic policy dialogue series with civil society activists from the Middle East.
After attending high school in Germany, Julian studied in the U.K. and the U.S. He holds a joint MA in Economics and Philosophy from St. Andrews University and an MSc in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh. He also spent a year at the University of California, Irvine, as part of an undergraduate scholarship.