Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain is a critically acclaimed writer, thinker and communicator who is a leading voice in the international migration debate.

Through his work and writing, as well as his international media and social media profile, he has been at the heart of the immigration debate for many years from a variety of vantage points: as the founder of Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), an international think-tank; as a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)'s European Institute; as an independent consultant and keynote speaker; and as a commentator for Project Syndicate, Foreign Policy, the Guardian and many other international media outlets. His book Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them was shortlisted for the 2007 Financial Times Business Book of the Year.

Philippe was previously economic adviser and head of the team providing strategic policy advice to the President of the European Commission, special adviser to the Director-General of the World Trade Organization and a journalist at The Economist. This is his fifth book.

@plegrain philippelegrain.com