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The Paris office was established in 2000 as the GMF’s third European office. Its core mission is to strengthen U.S.-European dialogue and cooperation on transatlantic and global issues by acting as a key forum for policymakers and scholars working on U.S.-European relations and by providing research and policy recommendations for U.S. and European officials and policymakers.

The Paris office conducts research programs on six key areas:
  • Foreign and transatlantic relations
  • Transatlantic security and NATO
  • International security and geopolitics
  • Democracy and civil society
  • Aid and development
  • Global governance

The Paris security program  fosters U.S.-European dialogue on current, emerging, and potential transatlantic and global security issues, including the evolution of the U.S.-European strategic cooperation, the international and transatlantic security architecture, NATO’s out-of-area operations, the future shape of conflict prevention and management, post-conflict reconstruction, fragile states, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, emerging military powers, the transformations of strategic alliances in Asia and the Middle East, maritime security, energy security.

The Paris office is led by Dr. Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer and serves as the GMF chief liaison point with French partners and institutions by engaging policymakers, think tanks, and the business and media communities into the transatlantic and European networks and policy debate, and by pursuing a range of activities that include: convening conferences, seminars, and leading European and American experts and officials; conducting and producing research and analysis on U.S. and European issues; selecting the French candidates for the Marshall Memorial Fellowship program; grantmaking; and partnering.

The Paris office works closely with GMF’s headquarters in Washington D.C. and with GMF’s other European offices.


Libya and Mali Operations: Transatlantic Lessons Learned
Philippe Gros
July 18, 2014
This paper analyzes the key stages of the recent military operations in Libya and Mali, and highlights the lessons learned.
The Dismal Present and Future of Smart Defense
Stephen Saideman
June 13, 2014
This policy brief discusses the limitations of specialization as a part of NATO’s Smart Defense program.
Transatlantic Trends 2014: Paris Launch Event
September 10, 2014
On September 10th, 2014, the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in association with the French Representation of the Europ
Transatlantic Security Task Force: Potential disruptors of the Transatlantic Security, Turning threats into Opportunities for Security Cooperation
July 10, 2014
On July 10th and 11th, the Paris Office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States organized, with the generous support of Airbus Group and in p
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer Gives French View on U.S. Elections
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, November 07, 2012
Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer, GMF’s Paris office director, spoke to several French media outlets about the U.S. presidential campaigns and the domestic and foreign challenges Obama will face during his second term.  
The Path Forward for Greece and the EUThomas Kleine-Brockhoff joined Wisconsin Public Radio's Kathleen Dunn to discuss the path forward for Greece and the European Union following the recent elections.