Anthony served as United States Ambassador to the European Union from March 2014 to January 2017. Prior to this he was Managing Director at a growth capital private equity firm based in London where he managed financing, legal and tax structuring issues related to the firm’s acquisitions and divestitures. Previously, Anthony served in senior roles at Bank of America, GE Capital and GE International, all based in London, as well as at international law firms in London, Paris, New York, and Brussels.
Anthony holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, an MPhil in International Relations from Oxford University, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a Masters in Finance from London Business School. He is also member of the board of directors of Brookfield Business Partners LP and Iberdrola S.A., and senior counsel in the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where he works in the International Trade and Privacy and Cybersecurity areas. He is also an adviser to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a member of the advisory boards of the Centre for European Reform, the German Marshall Fund and the European Policy Centre.
The rise of populism around the world, including in Europe, is certainly not a new phenomenon. It has been a major preoccupation for many decades, but it has resurfaced with growing vigor after the 2007 financial crisis. It features increasingly at the top of the EU’s list of concerns because of some serious recent developments. There are (at least) five reasons why the populist challenge is more dangerous than ever before.
By Anthony Gardner
14 September 2018
On July 6, the United States started imposing a 25 per cent import tariff on $34 billion of Chinese imports on a list of 818 products. On the same day, China retaliated by imposing an identical tariff on an identical value of US imports.
By Anthony Gardner
16 July 2018