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Dr. Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer is the director of research for Transatlantic Security and the director of GMF’s Paris office. She is an accomplished expert in geopolitics, international security, transatlantic relations, U.S. foreign policy, French politics and French foreign policy, and European affairs.

Before joining GMF in 2012, Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer held several positions in the French government and academia and advised international organizations. She served as a senior advisor for U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations on the Policy Planning Staff of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009–11). From 2006 to 2009, she served as a consultant to the French Ministry of Defense, on U.S. defense policy, post-conflict reconstruction and the future of conflicts, while conducting her PhD at Sciences Po. In 2006, she worked for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, where she contributed to working groups on public administration reform in post-conflict societies. Her expertise is regularly sought by government agencies and companies, for prospective analysis and strategic planning.

Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer is as an associate professor at Sciences Po Paris, member of the advisory board of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) and member of the editorial board of the Washington Quarterly journal. She holds a PhD in political science and two Master’s degrees from Sciences Po Paris and a Bachelor’s degree in war studies from Kings College London. She was awarded a scholarship from the French Ministry of defense to conduct her PhD thesis from 2006 and 2010. She is the author of the book Hamlet en Irak (CNRS éditions, 2007) and she regularly publishes articles and op-eds in international newspapers and journals.