Lisa Aronsson

Visiting Fellow,
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security/RUSI

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International Security, Transatlantic Relations



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Lisa Aronsson is currently a visiting fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. She is working on joint projects related to NATO and European defense, US-UK and wider transatlantic security and defense cooperation. She was formerly at the Royal United Services Institute in London, where she served as head of program and as a research fellow in transatlantic security studies. At RUSI, she was responsible for building RUSI's program of research on transatlantic security issues, leading related projects, hosting seminars and conferences, writing and commenting on matters related to US foreign policy, European defense issues, US-UK and wider transatlantic cooperation.

Prior to joining RUSI, Lisa completed her PhD in international relations at the London School of Economics under the supervision of Professor Michael Cox. Her doctoral research explored international relations theory and transatlantic cooperation and institution-building after the Cold War. She has written on contemporary transatlantic relations, the transformation of NATO, climate change negotiations, international organizations, and systemic change since the end of the Cold War. While at the LSE, she taught courses in international relations and history and received an LSE Teaching Award in 2007. She also worked for four years at the LSE IDEAS and Cold War Studies Centre where she was a co-founder and then Advisory Board member of the Transatlantic Project at LSE IDEAS. Lisa has a PhD in international relations (2009) and a masters with distinction in international history (2003) from the London School of Economics and a BA magna cum laude from Wellesley College (1999).