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Susi Dennison

Senior Policy Fellow

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.


Latest from Susi Dennison


The future of diplomacy - new tools for a new global order (Podcast)

16th December, 2014

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. 

EU solidarity abandoned on Mediterranean shores (Commentary)

by Susi Dennison - 12th November, 2014

In the face of the deaths of thousands of migrants, the response of EU states has been chaotic and disjointed at best. 

Cover: Why Europe needs a new global strategy

ECFR reports: Susi Dennison on global strategy (Podcast)

19th November, 2013

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.

Europe's foreign policy: Resilience meets mediocrity (Commentary)

by Hans Kundnani & Susi Dennison - 05th March, 2013

Europe’s image and soft power continues to fade around the world but Europe's foreign policy did not unravel in 2012. The EU managed to preserve the essence of its acquis diplomatique.


Does size matter? Small states and EU foreign policy (Commentary)

by Susi Dennison - 12th February, 2013

The efforts of smaller states in 2012 give reason to hope that over time, the power that lies in the EU’s diversity could be unlocked and used to make the EU's foreign policy more effective.


Cover: European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2013

European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2013

by Justin Vaisse & Susi Dennison - 01st February, 2013

A comprehensive evaluation of European foreign policy

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Cover: The EU, Algeria and the northern Mali question

The EU, Algeria and the northern Mali question

by Susi Dennison - 11th December, 2012

The EU needs to develop a more effective relationship with Algeria

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