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 - 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.
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 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.
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.
by Susi Dennison - 14th December, 2011
Algeria did not catch fire in the year of the Arab Spring, but this does not mean that it does not deserve the attention of the EU. Algeria needs to reform if it is to remain stable, and it needs European help to do so.