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Alix Frangeul-Alves is a program assistant in GMF’s Paris office. Her areas of interest and research include US domestic politics and foreign policy, and EU developments in energy, defense, and cybersecurity. Her responsibilities include event planning, program coordination, and office management.

Prior to joining GMF, Frangeul-Alves was an intern at the Paris office. She holds a master’s degree from the French Institute of Geopolitics, where she specialized in security and defense, international relations, and diplomacy. Her second-year master’s thesis focused on the (geo)political and geoeconomic impacts of the American liquefied natural gas industry in the US and Europe. She holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages applied to economics and law from the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University, and speaks English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

Beth Sanner is a resident senior fellow at GMF. Before this, Sanner was deputy director of national intelligence for mission integration. In this role she served as the president’s intelligence briefer.  Previously, she served as the director of the president’s daily brief and as vice chair of the National Intelligence Council.  

For 35 years, Sanner served in a wide range of leadership, staff, policy, and analytic positions in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, and the US Department of State. Prior to joining ODNI, Sanner held several senior leadership positions in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis, including leading the analytic effort on South Asia and serving as the deputy for analysis for Russian and European affairs. She also held analytic leadership roles for the Balkans, Central Europe, and Southeast Asia.  Ms. Sanner was the Director of the Career Analyst Program, the training program for all new CIA analysts. 

Sanner is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, where she earned a master’s degree in national security strategy.     

Brent Hardt is a resident senior fellow at GMF. Hardt has 35 years of professional experience operating at all levels of government. He has guided five embassies as ambassador, chargé d’affaires, and deputy chief of mission, and has served as foreign policy advisor to two US combatant commands, working with allies to meet our most vital security challenges.