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Susi Dennison

Director, European Power programme

Languages: English and French
Areas of Expertise: Areas of expertise: European foreign and security policy strategy; politics, political movements and cohesion within the EU; Flexible Union, European refugee and migration policy; human rights, democracy and justice.

Susi Dennison is a senior policy fellow at ECFR and director of the European Power programme.

At ECFR, she leads the European Power programme, which focuses on the strategy, politics and governance of European foreign policy, at this challenging moment for the international liberal order. She takes a particular interest in human rights, rule of law and justice issues and the EU response to the refugee crisis. She previously led ECFR’s foreign policy Scorecard project for five years, and worked with the MENA programme on North Africa.

 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.  Susi began her career in HM Treasury in the United Kingdom. There she held a range of positions, including in the EU Co-ordination and Strategy team during the Convention on the Future of Europe, advising on prison, probation and migration policy in the run-up to the 2004 wave of accession to the EU, on enterprise in disavantaged areasand in the Private Office of the Chief Secretary to Treasury.


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