Atlantic Council

Frances G. Burwell

Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations

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EU, TTIP, Transatlantic Relations, US Foreign Policy


Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Europe, Western Europe



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Recent Activity

  • July 23, 2014
    Please join us on July 23, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for the launch of a new report on expanding commerce between the United States, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific.
  • July 11, 2014
    Bloomberg quotes VP and Director of the Transatlantic Relations Program Frances Burwell on the expulsion of the top American intelligence officer in Berlin:
  • June 26, 2014
    Jean-Claude Juncker is the Obvious Candidate as Europe's Chief Executive – and He Should Step Aside Continent capable of both great deeds and rhetoric, but also much muddling and disappointment, seeks new management to improve performance and reawaken customer loyalty. Must
  • May 28, 2014
    The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Global Business and Economics Program released a policy brief that lays out nine recommendations to ensure TPP and TTIP contribute to international economic cooperation and sustainable growth. Read the Brief (PDF)
  • May 26, 2014
    ‘This election … should be a wake-up call for national leaders’ of Europe The establishment parties in the European Union are patting themselves on the back, claiming they have reversed the trend toward low participation and that the main parties have
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Full Bio

Frances G. Burwell is Atlantic Council vice president and director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations.

Her areas of expertise include US-EU relations and the development of the European Union's foreign and defense policies, and a range of transatlantic economic and political issues. She is the principal author or rapporteur of several Atlantic Council publications including Transatlantic Leadership for a New Global Economy; Transatlantic Transformation: Building a New NATO-EU Security Architecture; Law and the Lone Superpower: Rebuilding a Transatlantic Consensus on International Law; and The Post-9/11 Partnership: Transatlantic Cooperation Against Terrorism. She is the co-editor (with Ivo H. Daalder) of The United States and Europe in the Global Arena.

Prior to joining the Council, Burwell was executive director of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, and also served as founding executive director of Women In International Security.