Toby Vogel

EU-CIVCAP Staff


Toby Vogel is a writer on foreign affairs based in Brussels, where he also works as a research communications officer in the foreign policy unit of CEPS. He regularly reviews current affairs titles for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, and the Times Literary Supplement, among others. In 2007-14, he was a staff writer on political and home affairs with European Voice, a newsweekly. Previously, he was a contributing editor of Transitions Online and a writer on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s daily Newsline, with a focus on the Balkans. He was educated at the University of Zurich (MA, philosophy, 1995), completed his PhD coursework and field exam in politics at the New School for Social Research (MA, 1998), and was a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation research fellow on security and humanitarian action at City University of New York (2003), undertaking research on state failure sponsored by UNDP. Vogel worked in New York for the Open Society Institute and the International Rescue Committee. In 1999-2002, he was head of monitoring and evaluation for the IRC’s $20m refugee return and reintegration program in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and subsequently worked as a consultant on refugee and governance issues with UNDP and other organizations in Bosnia and Kosovo. He is married with two daughters.


Work Packages

WP4: REACT

European and international responses to conflict early response

WP7: LEARN

Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices

WP8: SHARE

Dissemination and communication


Institutional Affiliation

Centre for European Policy Studies

CEPS serves as a leading centre for debate on EU affairs, and has strong expertise on EU foreign and security policy. Located in Brussels and with an extensive network of participant institutes throughout the world, CEPS is well placed to lead the dissemination work package (WP8).