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

  • April 22, 2015
    The Daily Beast quotes VP and Director of the Transatlantic Relations Program Frances Burwell on the misunderstandings surrounding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP):
  • April 16, 2015
    VP and Director of the Transatlantic Relations Program Frances Burwell cowrites for The Hill on why, despite some major challenges, Europe's economy is on the track to recovery:
  • April 06, 2015
    US News and World Report quotes VP and Director of the Transatlantic Relations Program Frances Burwell on Secretary Kerry's critical role in the Iran nuclear negotiations:
  • February 21, 2015
    Croatian newspaper quotes VP and Director of the Transatlantic Relations Program Frances Burwell on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:
  • February 12, 2015
    A new deal that would end the fighting between Ukrainian security forces and Russian-backed separatists is being met with skepticism amid an escalation in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.“This is essentially the same ceasefire that failed before, so I expect
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Frances G. Burwell is an 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.