Julianne Smith was appointed director of the Europe Program and the Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership (RTP) in December 2006. As director, she leads the Center’s research and program activities on US-European political, security, and economic relations and on the ongoing process of European political and economic integration.
She is the author or contributor to a number of CSIS books and reports, including Transforming NATO (…again): A Primer for the NATO Summit in Riga 2006 (2006) and America and the World in the Age of Terror (2005). She also coedited and authored a chapter for Five Years After 9/11: An Assessment of America’s War on Terror, which was published in the fall of 2006, and served as one of the lead investigators for the CSIS project on European Defense Integration.
As director of the Europe Program, Ms. Smith regularly writes and edits CSIS publications, including the monthly Transatlantic Security: Notes and Comment. She codirects the Transatlantic Dialogue on Terrorism, which examines US-European disagreements over the root causes of terrorism.
Prior to becoming the director of the Europe Program, Ms Smith served as the deputy director and senior fellow of the International Security Program at CSIS, where, in addition to overseeing the management of more than thirty security-related projects, she focused on a range of European security issues, including European defence integration and EU-US counter-terrorism cooperation.
Before joining CSIS, Ms Smith served as program officer for the Foreign Policy Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
In 2000, she was director of communications for the Project on the Role of American Military Power, and from 1998-2000 she served as a senior analyst on the European security desk of the British American Security Information Council.
Prior to the council, she worked in Germany at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.
Ms Smith has received a number of fellowships, including the Public Policy Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, and the Fredin Memorial Scholarship for study at the Sorbonne in Paris.
She received her BA from Xavier University and MA from American University.