Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer is a senior transatlantic fellow and the director of GMF's Paris office. She also leads GMF’s Transatlantic Security Task Force, which brings together a group of high-level U.S. and European security experts and officials three times a year to explore the security priorities for transatlantic cooperation.
Formerly, de Hoop Scheffer served as an advisor for U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations at the policy planning department of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (2009-11). From 2010-13, she was an advisor to USEUCOM Commander and SACEUR Admiral James Stavridis as part of the Next Generation Advisory Panel.
She is an associate professor at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po Paris) and the Euro-American Campus in Reims, teaching international and transatlantic relations. She is also a scholar associated with the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI), the Observatory on U.S. Foreign Policy (OPA) of the University Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, the Research Program on the United States of the Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI), and the Observatory on the United States of the Raoul-Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the University of Québec, Montreal (UQAM). de Hoop Scheffer is co-director of the Paris-based journal Politique Américaine (with Prof. François Vergniolle de Chantal), the focus of which is the United States, U.S. foreign policy, and transatlantic relations.
de Hoop Scheffer holds a PhD in political science from Sciences Po Paris, two master’s degrees in conflict and security studies and political science from Sciences Po Paris, and a bachelor's in war studies from King’s College London. She was awarded a scholarship from the French Ministry of Defense to conduct her PhD research on the U.S. practice of regime change in Iraq (2003-11).