Lisa Aronsson

Visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council / Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Lisa Aronsson is currently a visiting fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. She is working on joint projects related to NATO and European defence, US-UK and wider transatlantic security and defence cooperation.

She has been at the Royal United Services Institute as Head of Programme and as a Research Fellow in Transatlantic Security Studies since October 2008. At RUSI she is responsible for building RUSI’s programme of research on transatlantic security issues, leading related projects, hosting seminars and conferences, writing and commenting on matters related to US foreign policy, European defence issues, US-UK and wider transatlantic cooperation.

Prior to joining RUSI, Lisa completed her PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics under the supervision of Professor Michael Cox. Her doctoral research explored International Relations theory and transatlantic cooperation and institution-building after the Cold War.

She has written on contemporary transatlantic relations, the transformation of NATO, climate change negotiations, international organisations and systemic change since the end of the Cold War.

While at the LSE, she taught courses in international relations and history and received an LSE Teaching Award in 2007. She also worked for four years at the LSE IDEAS and Cold War Studies Centre where she was a co-founder and then Advisory Board member of the Transatlantic Project at LSE IDEAS.

Lisa has a PhD in International Relations (2009) and a Masters with Distinction in International History (2003) from the London School of Economics and a BA Magna Cum Laude from Wellesley College (1999).