Vicki L. Birchfield is Professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, currently in residence at the European campus in Metz, France. She is co-director of the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies and director of the study abroad program on the European Union and Transatlantic Relations. Her most recent publication is Triangular Diplomacy among the United States, the European Union, and the Russian Federation: Responses to the Crisis in Ukraine, co-edited with Alasdair Young. In 2013 she was bestowed the honor of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite” by the French government. More.
Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop is the Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, and a Professor at Ghent University. He is an Honorary Fellow of the EU’s European Security and Defence College (ESDC), and a Senior Research Associate of the EU Studies Centre at the People’s University in Beijing. He chairs the jury of the annual Global Strategy PhD Prize, awarded by Egmont, the ESDC and the EU Institute for Security Studies. In 2017 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Austria. More.
Klaus Botzet is Head of the Political, Security and Development Section in the Delegation of the EU to the United States. He joined the Delegation in March 2014, and is an experienced diplomat, having served for more than two decades in the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. As a senior exchange diplomat at the US Department of State, he received a Distinguished Achievement Award. Hs responsibities have included all foreign policy aspects of EU-US Relations, particularly cooperation with the US on Syria, Iran, and the Middle East, as well as foreign policy aspects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
General (ret) Philip ‘Phil’ Breedlove
General Phil Breedlove joined the Sam Nunn School after retiring as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the US European Command Commander. In these capacities he commanded all US and Allied troops in Afghanistan, Kosovo as well as all NATO operations across Europe and the Mediterranean. He is a Senior Fellow within the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies. As a Distinguished Professor in the School, a title he shares with Sam Nunn, he works with faculty, staff and students on security issues and policy, further he facilitates a number of projects, classes and presentations to advance these same thoughts. More.
Scott A.W. Brown
Scott A.W. Brown is a Post-Doctoral Fellow within the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow (2014). His research focuses on EU-US-China relations, and the bilateral subsets thereof. He is also developing an interest in the UK’s departure from the EU, and what this means for the direction of British and European foreign policies towards China. Scott’s first book – Power, Perception and Foreign Policymaking: US and EU Responses to the Rise of China – was published in late 2017 by Routledge. More.
Mai’a K. Davis Cross
Mai’a K. Davis Cross is the Edward W. Brooke Professor of Political Science and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Northeastern University. She is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Politics of Crisis in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Her second book, Security Integration in Europe: How Knowledge-based Networks are Transforming the European Union (University of Michigan Press, 2011), is the winner of the Best Book Prize from the University Association of Contemporary European Studies. She holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University, and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University. She is also currently a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. More.
Dr. Karen Donfried is president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening transatlantic cooperation. Before assuming this position in April 2014, Donfried was special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council at the White House. Prior to that, she served on the National Intelligence Council, the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, and at the Congressional Research Service. Donfried is a trustee of Wesleyan University, her undergraduate alma mater. She received her doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Magister from the University of Munich. More.
Theresa Fallon is a Brussels-based analyst, writer and commentator on global energy and geopolitics with over 20 years’ experience. She serves as a Member of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP-EU), and founded of the Centre for Russia, Europe, Asia Studies (CREAS). Her current research focusses on EU–Asia relations, Sino-Russian relations, maritime security, global governance and China’s Belt & Road Initiative. Previously a Senior Associate with the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) and a member of the Strategic Advisors Group for the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR). Educated at the University of Chicago, Loyola University and the London School of Economics. More.
Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a national security analyst for NBC/MSNBC. She served from 2012 to 2015 as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, responsible for policy toward Russia, the Black Sea, Balkans, and Caucasus regions and conventional arms control. From 2010 to 2012 she served as senior adviser to the supreme allied commander Europe and special adviser to the secretary of defense for the NATO Summit. Prior to that, she was a senior fellow at the American Security Project, and executive director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism. More.
John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh and currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels). He has publshed extensively on US-European relations, with a new book on the way – Europe and America: Partners and Rivals in International Relations (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018). His other titles include The Institutions of the European Union (OUP, 2017), The West and the Global Power Shift (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), and Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Politics (with Alasdair Young, OUP, 2014). John is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations. More.
Adam Stulberg is Professor and Neal Family Chair; Associate Chair/Research; and Co-Director, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP) in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on international security, Russia/Eurasian politics and security affairs, nuclear (non)proliferation, and energy and international security, as well as inter-disciplinary courses on science, technology, and international security policy. His current research focuses on the geopolitics of oil and gas networks, energy security dilemmas and statecraft in Eurasia, Russia and “gray zone” conflicts, new approaches to strategic stability and denuclearization of military arsenals, internationalization of the nuclear fuel cycle, and implications of emerging technologies for strategic stability and international security. More.
Dr. Harlan Ullman is a leading edge strategic thinker and doer in the worlds of business and government advising at the highest levels. Having commanded Swift Boats in over 150 missions in Vietnam and a destroyer in the Persian Gulf, he currently chairs two private companies and is a distinguished senior fellow and visiting professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He served for twelve years on the advisory board of Supreme Allied Commander Europe. His latest book is Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts. More.
Celeste Wallander is President and CEO of the U.S. Russia Foundation. She served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia/Eurasia on the National Security Council (2013-2017), and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia (2009-2012). Previous, she was a professor at Harvard, Georgetown, and American Universities, as well as a Senior Fellow at CFR and CSIS. She is the author of over 80 publications on European and Eurasian security issues. She received her Ph.D and Masters degrees from Yale University, and her B.A. from Northwestern University. More.
Katja Weber is Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. Her research interests center around institution-building in Europe and Asia Pacific, and non-traditional security challenges. She is the author of Hierarchy Amidst Anarchy: Transaction Costs and Institutional Choice (SUNY Press, 2000), co-author (with Paul Kowert) of Cultures of Order: Leadership, Language, and Social Reconstruction in Germany and Japan, (SUNY Press, 2007), and co-editor (with Michael Baun and Michael Smith) of Governing Europe’s Neighborhood: Partners or Periphery? (Manchester University Press, 2007Since 2013 she has been the Director of Georgia Tech’s Southeast Asia Study Abroad Program. More.
Alasdair Young is Professor of International Affairs. He co-directs the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. He held a Jean Monnet Chair (2012-15) and received the Ivan Allen College’s Distinguished Researcher Award in 2015. Beyond Georgia Tech, he is co-editor of JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies and was chair of the European Union Studies Association (USA) (2015-17). Alasdair has written four books, including The New Politics of Trade: Lessons from TTIP (Agenda Publishing, 2018) and Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Politics with John Peterson (Edinburgh) (Oxford University Press, 2014). More.