Biographical / Historical
Douglas Eden was born in 1939. He worked for NBC News, 1962; the US Army, 1963-65; was a University teacher of International, US and British History and Politics at University of London and Middlesex University, 1967-2001; was Principal Lecturer and Head of American Studies, Middlesex, 1987-96; Head of the Centre for Study of International Affairs (Europe and America) and Director of the Trent Park International Conferences on the Future of the Atlantic Community, 1996-2001. He was a co-founder, Transatlantic Studies Association, and Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Transatlantic Studies since 2002.
He was Chairman of the Heathrow Airport London Consultative Committee (statutory), 1973-1997; Elected Member of the Greater London Council (GLC) for Feltham and Heston, held various offices, 1973-77; Co-founder and Hon. Secretary of the Social Democratic Alliance, 1975-1981; Co-founder of the Social Democratic Party and member of the Organisation Committee, 1981; Chairman of the London Social Democratic Party, 1982-88; held various UK political party offices and advised various political leaders, 1968-1988.
Eden is the author and editor of various books and encyclopaedic entries, including "Europe and the Atlantic Relationship: Issues of Identity, Security and Power" (2000) and "The Future of the Atlantic Community" (1997). He has been a Senior Atlantic Fellow, Atlantic Council of the United Kingdom, since 1997, and an Associate Fellow, Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA), School of Advanced Study, University of London, since 2001.