Paul Adamson

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Paul Adamson
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Born Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Spouse(s) Denyse Molaro (1978-)
Children Tessa (1986), William (1989)

Paul Adamson is a British editor and the chairman of Forum Europe and founder of E!Sharp. Adamson has also been involved in other organizations, including Rand Europe, YouGov-Cambridge, and Covington. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2012 and Chevalier in the Ordre national du Mérite by the French government in 2016.

Early life[edit]

Paul Adamson was born in Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom. He is married to Denyse Molaro, and has two children, Tessa and William. He currently resides in Brussels, Belgium.


Paul Adamson became the chairman of Forum Europe.[1] Additionally, he founded E!Sharp, an online magazine dedicated to covering the European Union and Europe's place in the world.[2] He was the a Senior European Policy Advisor at Covington (though he is no longer a member), a member of Rand Europe's Council of Advisors, sits on the external advisory board of YouGov-Cambridge (a polling think-tank), is a member of the advisory group of the Washington European Society and of the Brussels chapter of Women in International Security (WiiS).[3][4]

Paul is a Visiting Professor at the Policy Institute, King's College London,[5] a patron of the UACES (the academic association of Contemporary European Studies), and a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences.[6] He founded the consulting firm Adamson Associates, which was sold to Weber Shandwick and The Centre and was later sold to Edelman.[7] In 2012, Paul was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire “for services to promoting understanding of the European Union”, a part of the Queen's 2012 New Year Honours Diplomatic Service and Overseas List.[8] In 2016 he was made a Chevalier in the Ordre national du Mérite by the French government.[9] He is currently a member of the advisory board of the Centre for European Reform.[10]


  1. ^ "Paul Adamson | Meet the team | About us | Forum Europe". Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  2. ^ "E!Sharp – The hub for original thinking in Europe". Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  3. ^ "YPS Bios | The German Marshall Fund of the United States". Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  4. ^ "EU Public Affairs Pioneer Paul Adamson Joins Covington". Reuters. 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  5. ^ "King's College London - The Policy Institute at King's appoints three new Visiting Professors". Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  6. ^ "Fellows - Academy of Social Sciences". Academy of Social Sciences. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  7. ^ "Godfather of lobbying: Paul Adamson". POLITICO. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  8. ^ "New Year Honours 2012 - Departmental List - Diplomatic Service and Overseas List" (PDF). BBC. 
  9. ^ Heath, Ryan (2017-02-21). "POLITICO Brussels Playbook, presented by Google: Greek drama — Poland war of words — Commission on fake news bandwagon". Politico. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Advisory Board". Centre for European Reform. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 

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