IISL Junior Fellow:

Garry Piepenbrock


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Prior to Eton College, Garry was educated at the Dragon School in Oxford,

as well as in children’s education at Balliol College, Oxford and at MIT in the US.

Garry Piepenbrock is a Junior Fellow of the International Institute for Strategic Leadership. 

Garry conducts research, develops and helps produce content for the IISL website,

helps manage the IISL Twitter account, liaises with IISL Fellows

and contributes to IISL Summits around the world.

Garry has received numerous awards at Eton for his research and writing in

economics, politics, philosophy, history and geography, including:


Commended prize in Economics, 2017

“Populism and Globalisation”

Runner-up prize in Politics, 2017

“Belief and Knowledge”

Commended prize in Philosophy, 2017

“Solving the Problem of Global Inequality”

Highly-commended prize in Economics, 2018

“The Importance of Reducing Global Inequality”

Highly-commended prize in Geography, 2018

“The Cold War and Large-Scale Conflict”

Highly-commended prize in History, 2018

“Maximising Pleasure”

Prize entry in Philosophy, 2018

At Eton, at age 13, Garry proposed the launch of a global educational venture called etonX for the international entrepreneurship competition, MIT Launch

Garry’s 90-second elevator pitch video has already received nearly 2,000 views.

As an actor, Garry was short-listed to audition with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy director,

Tomas Alfredson, for the lead role in his $30 million dramatic film, The Brothers Lionheart.

Garry was also short-listed to audition with British actor, Martin Clunes at the

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London for a $10 million grossing comedy film.


Football / Soccer

Throughout his career, Garry has captained his league-winning and cup-winning teams.

From the age of five, Garry has played football/soccer at high levels,

including for the Elite Development Academy of the professional club, Oxford United.

At Eton College, Garry played for the U14As and U15As,

who were undefeated in the league, and who went on to the UK national semi-finals.

Garry currently plays centre attacking midfielder for the Eton U16As.

Oxford Youth Futsal Tournament Champions

Oxford Youth League Champions

Prep School Tournament Champions

Eton College House Cup Champions

“Dear Garry, I’ve read through your essay.  It’s very good.

You get a coherent argument going and sustain it through the essay.”

Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky

Founded nearly 600 years ago, Eton is among the world’s oldest secondary schools.

Eton has educated one in four British Prime Ministers (19 total),

as well as Royalty from 12 nations,

Nobel prize winners in Physics, Medicine and Peace,

and some of the world’s most famous and influential economists.

While at Eton, Garry has had the privilege of seeing, meeting and/or corresponding with the following leaders in economics and politics on both the Right and the Left:

UK Prime Minister

David Cameron

UK Prime Minister

Sir John Major

Professor of

Political Economy

Lord Robert Skidelsky

US Senator, US Secretary of State &

Democratic Presidential Nominee

John Kerry


Garry has played guitar (acoustic and electric bass) since the age of six.

Garry with Arsenal football legend, Lee Dixon at Eton College

Concert at Eton College

Garry is a five time-winner of the Best Player Award

at the annual Eton Soccer Academy.

At Eton, Garry is on the lead team of the Junior Entrepreneurship Society,

where he has invited to speak, and/or has met and dined with

the following successful international entrepreneurs:

Valerie Stark

Founder of Huggle

Garry is a 15-year-old student at Eton College in the UK.

He received an IISL Leadership Scholarship to attend Eton.

Garry’s academic interests lie at the intersection between

economics and politics.

Chief Economist - HSBC

Stephen King

After Eton, Garry hopes to study economics and/or politics at either

Stanford University, Harvard University or the University of Oxford.

Political Historian - Oxford

Dr Marius Ostrowski

Alan Yau, OBE

Founder of Wagamama

Professor of Political Economy,

UN Ambassador, Chinese Senator

Jean Christophe Iseux, Baron von Pfetten


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