About

Anthony Salamone is a leading Scottish political scientist, analyst and thinker. He is Managing Director of European Merchants, the Scottish political analysis firm.

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Anthony Salamone

MA (Hons) MSc FRSA

Anthony Salamone FRSA is a leading Scottish political scientist, analyst and thinker. He is Founder and Managing Director of European Merchants, the Scottish political analysis firm in Edinburgh. Anthony is equipped with more than a decade of experience in Scottish, European and international affairs. His primary fields of expertise rest in Scottish politics, EU politics and institutions, British politics and international relations. Anthony is an authority on Scotland’s European and external relations, Scottish paradiplomacy and soft power, and the politics of Scottish independence on Europe and foreign policy. He has further expertise in US politics, US foreign policy, transatlantic relations, European small states and modern diplomatic strategy. He is well acquainted with both the policy and academic spheres, particularly in Edinburgh, Brussels and London.

Anthony has degrees from and worked at the University of Edinburgh and the London School of Economics and Political Science. During his time at the University of Edinburgh, Anthony was Founding Managing Editor of European Futures, its academic blog on European affairs; Steering Group Member of the Edinburgh Europa Institute; Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group; Founding President of the Edinburgh University European Union Society; Programme Assistant on the MSc International and European Politics; and Vice Convenor of the School of Social and Political Science. He created and was Lead Educator of Towards Brexit? The UK’s EU Referendum, the University’s Massive Open Online Course on FutureLearn during the 2016 EU referendum. At the LSE, he was Assistant Editor of the LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) academic blog and President of the LSE Students’ Union European Society.

Anthony is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a Member of the Edinburgh Europa Institute and President Emeritus of the Edinburgh University European Union Society. He holds memberships of the Scottish Universities Legal Network on Europe, University Association for Contemporary European Studies, Council for European Studies and the Political Studies Association of the UK. He was previously Committee Member of the UACES Graduate Forum and Member of the Local Organising Committee for the 24th International Conference of Europeanists in Glasgow. He has a strong commitment to public debate on European and international issues, having organised and chaired numerous lectures, panel discussions and seminars on a multitude of themes, many of which have featured senior Scottish, UK and European figures.

Anthony runs the Scottish Statebuilder Project, the pioneering initiative to provide expert analysis on major questions about Scottish independence. He is Editor and Publisher of Political Courant, the Scottish analytical magazine published by European Merchants. Anthony is an experienced and versatile writer, editor and publisher. He has written articles, op-eds, briefings, chapters, evidence, papers and major reports. He is a frequent public speaker and commentator, regularly contributing to media, publications and platforms across Scotland, Europe and the world. His media appearances include: The Scotsman, The National, The Herald, The Times, The Press and Journal, STV News, BBC News, Euronews, EUobserver, Euractiv, RFI, Deutsche Welle, Le Figaro, La Vanguardia, La Razón, Dagens Naeringsliv, La Presse, Daily Record, City AM, Metro, The New European, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday National, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Post. His recent publications include landmark reports on Scottish EU membership and Scottish foreign policy under independence, a report for the Scottish Parliament on enhancing Scotland’s EU engagement, and an article for the Royal Society of Arts on Brexit’s transformation of Scottish politics.

Positions

European Merchants Limited

Founder and Managing Director

2019 – Present
The University of Edinburgh

Member

2014 – Present
The University of Edinburgh

President Emeritus

2017 – Present

Past Positions

Centre on European Relations (Scotland)

Co-Founder

Scottish Centre on European Relations

2017 – 2019
The University of Edinburgh

Steering Group Member

2014 – 2018
The University of Edinburgh

Founding Managing Editor

2015 – 2018
The University of Edinburgh

Co-Convenor

2014 – 2017
University Association for Contemporary European Studies

Committee Member

2016 – 2017
Council for European Studies

Local Organising Committee Member

2016 – 2017
The University of Edinburgh

Programme Assistant

2015 – 2016
The University of Edinburgh

Vice Convenor (Postgraduate)

2014 – 2015
London School of Economics and Political Science

Assistant Editor

2013 – 2014
London School of Economics and Political Science

President

2013 – 2014
The University of Edinburgh

Founding President

2012 – 2013 | Honorary President 2013 – 2016 | President 2016 – 2017

Academic Qualifications

The University of Edinburgh

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

British and European Politics

In Progress
London School of Economics and Political Science

Master of Science (MSc)

Global Politics

2014
The University of Edinburgh

Master of Arts with Honours (MA Hons)

French and German and European Union Studies

2013

Academic Teaching

The University of Edinburgh · FutureLearn

Creator and Lead Educator

2016
The University of Edinburgh · FutureLearn

Teaching Assistant

2016
The University of Edinburgh

Course Tutor

2015 – 2016
The University of Edinburgh · Coursera

Teaching Assistant

Understanding the UK’s 2015 General Election (MOOC)

2015

Fellowship

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

Memberships