Rosa Balfour is a senior fellow based in GMF’s Brussels office, and also is the acting director of the Europe Program. Rosa’s expertise is in the international relations of the EU and its member states, as well as political and institutional developments within the EU. She has researched European foreign policy and external action, relations with the Mediterranean region, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, EU enlargement, European Neighborhood Policy, and on the role of human rights and democracy in international relations. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is the author of Human Rights and Democracy in EU Foreign Policy, (Routledge 2012). Prior to joining GMF Rosa was Director of the Europe in the World Programme at the European Policy Centre in Brussels.