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Uwe Kitzinger

Emeritus Fellow

Uwe Kitzinger CBE was elected President of the Oxford Union in 1950 and worked as the first British economist of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg until 1956 when he was elected a Fellow (and from 1962 an Investment Bursar) of the College. To promote research on contemporary Europe in English-speaking universities in 1963 he founded the Journal of Common Market Studies. He held Visiting Professorships at Harvard and Paris and in 1973-75 served in Brussels as the Political Adviser to the first British Vice-President of the European Commission.

He resigned his Fellowship in 1976 to become Dean of the European Institute for Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau. Returning to Oxford he championed Management Studies in the University, negotiated the Templeton Benefaction and in 1984 became the first President of Templeton College. From 1993 to 2003 he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard and is now an Honorary Fellow of Green Templeton.

Publications include German Electoral Politics 1960; The Challenge of the Common Market 1961; Britain, Europe and Beyond 1964; The Second Try 1968; Diplomacy and Persuasion 1973; with David Butler The 1975 Referendum 1976; with Ernst Frankel Macro-engineering and the Earth 1998.

Notes, documents, ephemera and books on Britain's relations with the emergent EU 1946-76 now deposited in the EU Historical Archives in Florence (see

Uwe Kitzinger