Connor McPartland is an assistant director with the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative where he assists in operationalizing the Scowcroft Center’s programming related to NATO and European security issues. His work at the Council has focused on the future of the transatlantic air domain, Baltic Sea regional security, and China’s impact on transatlantic relations. Originally from Florissant, Missouri, Connor graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and German in 2015. During his time at the University of Iowa he spent a year studying at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg where he focused on German politics, history, and linguistics. He received his Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs in 2018. His work has been published by the Atlantische Initiative and Law & Liberty. Prior to joining the Council, Connor worked as a research intern with the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis, as a graduate teaching assistant at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and as a legislative aide with the Office of the Revisor of Statutes at the Minnesota Legislature.