Erwan Lagadec is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where he focuses on transatlantic security, NATO, European Union (EU) foreign policy, and Western policy toward Russia.

Lagadec is also an associate research professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (specifically the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies), where he leads Elliott School programs on EU and NATO affairs. He is the director of the Elliott School’s Transatlantic Program, including its European Union “Jean-Monnet” Center of Excellence; and he leads a memorandum of understanding between the Elliott School and NATO’s Allied Command Transformation. 

He was previously affiliated with Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, France’s Saint-Cyr Military Academy (he is a former officer of the French Navy Reserve), Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the University of Virginia-Charlottesville, Tulane University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

A French-US dual citizen, he holds a Doctor of Philosophy in history from the University of Oxford. He speaks or reads French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Italian, in addition to Latin and ancient Greek.