Javier Niño Pérez

Javier Niño Pérez is the head of the U.S. & Canada division at the European External Action Service (EEAS). Previously, he was the head of the Turkey division of Europe at the European External Action Service (EEAS). Prior to that he was head of the EU delegation in Cuba as charge d'affaires (2007-2012) and head of Delegation/UE Ambassador in Haiti (2012-2015). He joined the European Commission in 1994 and has worked on trade, development cooperation and CFSP issues.

Laura-Hope Gammell

Laura-Hope Gammell is the senior assistant & researcher to the president at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where she supportsDr. Karen Donfried in her leadership of the organization.. Her main focus is on EU-U.S. relations with a particular focus on the role of Germany in the transatlantic relationship. Gammell is one of the leaders of the DC chapter of the Young Transatlantic Network and coordinates with all the YTN chapters throughout GMF’s offices. Gammell has worked as a private consultant for small U.S.

Corina Stratulat

Corina Stratulat is senior policy analyst and the head of the European Politics and Institutions Programme at the European Policy Centre (EPC). Her work at the EPC focuses on EU institutional developments and enlargement towards the Balkans. She holds an MPhil in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge, U.K., and a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute, Italy.

Rikard Jozwiak

Rikard Jozwiak is the Brussels Correspondent for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). RFE/RL is an American media organization broadcasting news in 21 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established such as Belarus, Iran, and Russia. Jozwiak has been responsible for daily reporting from the EU institutions and NATO about the latest political developments for the last nine years.

Brock Bierman

Brock Bierman was sworn in on January 8, 2018 as assistant administrator for USAID’s bureau for Europe and Eurasia. Mr. Bierman brings considerable experience to the bureau from previous leadership positions with the Rhode Island House of Representatives, USAID, FEMA, Department of the Interior, and the private sector, as well as extensive knowledge of the region.

Danielle Pletka

Danielle Pletka is senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she oversees the Institute’s work on foreign and defense issues. Ms. Pletka writes regularly on national security matters with a special focus on Iran, the Middle East (Syria, Israel, ISIS), and South Asia. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. Before joining AEI, Ms.

Rosa Balfour

Dr. Rosa Balfour is a senior transatlantic fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States and a member of the Steering Committee of WIIS-Brussels (Women In International Security). In September 2018, she was awarded a ten-month non-resident fellowship on Europe’s Futures at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. Her fields of expertise include European politics, institutions, foreign and security policy, and international relations.