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Anthony Teasdale Wikipedia
Anthony Teasdale, FAcSS, is Director General of the Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS) in the permanent administration of the European Parliament - or the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) as it is usually known - which serves members and committees as the in-house research centre and think tank of the Parliament.
Teasdale is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) and co-author of The Penguin Companion to European Union (fourth edition, 880 pages, 2012).
Teasdale studied at Balliol and Nuffield Colleges at Oxford University, where he earned first-class honours (BA) in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Politics. He has also been a Research Fellow of Nuffield College and Lecturer in Politics at Magdalen College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
From February 1988 to November 1990, Teasdale was Special Adviser to Sir Geoffrey Howe, British Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister, witnessing the last three years of the government of Margaret Thatcher. He worked closely with Howe in writing his resignation speech in November 1990, leading to Thatcher's own resignation nine days later. He was also Special Adviser to Kenneth Clarke as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1996-97. Later, Teasdale served as head of policy strategy and legislative planning for the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and as deputy chief of staff to Jerzy Buzek MEP, the former Prime Minister of Poland when the latter was President of the European Parliament from 2009-12.
In addition to co-authoring (with Timothy Bainbridge) The Penguin Companion to European Union (see above), Teasdale has written articles on European and US politics in several academic journals, including Political Quarterly, Government and Opposition, Electoral Studies and the Journal of Common Market Studies. His most recent publication is an LSE monograph (2016) on the European policy of French President Charles de Gaulle.
Teasdale was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) in the United Kingdom in October 2016.