Languages: English and French
Areas of Expertise: Human rights, democracy and justice; EU relations with North Africa, European Global Strategy; Scorecard
Susi Dennison is a senior policy fellow at ECFR.
At ECFR, she works on a range of projects, including the annual Scorecard and the European Union’s Global Strategy. Within the Middle East & North Africa Programme, she focuses on EU relations with North Africa and takes a particular interest in human rights, justice, and democracy questions.
Before joining ECFR in 2010, Susi worked for Amnesty International, carrying out advocacy on human rights protection and promotion in the EU's relationship with Africa, Asia, and the Americas. She was also the civil society representative in the Human Rights and Good Governance partnership of the EU Africa strategy from 2008 to 2010.
Susi began her career in HM Treasury in the United Kingdom. There she held a range of positions, beginning in the EU Co-ordination and Strategy team of the then directorate for Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance working on the co-ordination of ECOFIN positions and contributing to the Social Europe Working Group of the Convention on the Future of Europe. She worked in the Home Office Spending team during the 2004 Spending Review, advising on migration policy in the run-up to the 2004 wave of accession to the EU as well as on prisons and probation policy. She also worked in the Private Office of the Chief Secretary to Treasury and was the policy lead on Enterprise in Disadvantaged areas during the Budget and Pre-Budget Report, 2006.
by Susi Dennison - 01st September, 2015
German FM Steinmeier and Economics Minister Gabriel call for solidarity, humanity, fair distribution and support.
by Susi Dennison - 23rd March, 2015
After his party’s poor showing in the departmental elections, Hollande must face up to five disturbing realities.
19th February, 2015
Diplomat Robert Cooper, the UK's PSC Ambassador Angus Lapsley and ECFR senior policy fellow Susi Dennison explore where and how the UK has influenced European foreign policy decision making in 2014, and what is at stake in the Brexit debate from a foreign policy perspective.
by Susi Dennison - 09th February, 2015
In spite of the rising tide of anti-European rhetoric, the UK’s diplomats are still cooperating with Europe and driving foreign policy initiatives within the EU framework.
by Julien Barnes-Dacey, Susi Dennison , Anthony Dworkin, Francisco de Borja Lasheras, Ellie Geranmayeh , François Godement, Andrew Hammond, Daniel Levy, Kadri Liik , Angela Stanzel, Rachel Tausendfreund, Mattia Toaldo, Andrew Wilson - 29th January, 2015
Diplomat Robert Cooper, the UK's PSC Ambassador Angus Lapsley and ECFR senior policy fellow Susi Dennison explore where and how the UK has influenced European foreign policy decision making in 2014, and what is at stake in the Brexit debate from a foreign policy perspective.Listen online
In this episode of World in 30 Minutes Mark Leonard, Director of ECFR, and the three experts Susi Dennison, Kadri Liik and Jose Ignacio Torreblanca, take a look at the Scorecard 2015 publication and discuss the highlights and low points of EU foreign policy in 2014.
The Limits of Partnership by Angela Stent
European Spring by Philippe Legrain
On Populist Reason by Ernesto LaclauListen online Download
Susi Dennison, Senior Policy Fellow and expert on the MENA region, explains the EU's performance in the Middle East and North Africa in 2014, and the need for a new strategy.Listen online Download
Shaun Riordan, Senior Visiting Fellow of the Clingedael Institute, Cat Tully, Director of FromOverHere, Diplomat Robert Cooper and ECFR's Senior Policy Fellow, Susi Dennison, discuss what the role of the new diplomatic actor is.Listen online
Ahead of a paper that ECFR will publish shortly on global strategy, Susi Dennison introduces the paper's headline arguments about Europe's place in a changing world.Listen online
Susi Dennison on media coverage of Europe's migrant crisis
Susi Dennison on why Tunisia is a target for terrorists
Susi Dennison on Sweden's position in the ECFR's Scorecard 2015
Susi Dennison on how the French government should approach the anti-Muslim incidents in France