Torrey Taussig

Harvard Kennedy School

Programs: Foreign & Security PolicyRegions: Asia, GermanyCategory: Analysis

Dr. Torrey Taussig is the Research Director for the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship and the American Secretaries of State Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She is also a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe.

In 2018-19, Dr. Taussig was a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow based in Berlin, Germany, where she served as a foreign policy advisor in the German Bundestag and in the Transatlantic Division of the German Foreign Office. During that time, she researched and published on U.S.-Europe relations, German foreign policy and transatlantic cooperation on China.

Dr. Taussig is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Advisory Council of the U.S.-Europe Alliance. Her research focuses on transatlantic relations, great power competition, and authoritarian challenges to democratic states and institutions.

Previously, Dr. Taussig held pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at the Brookings Institution. In this capacity, she led the Brookings Foreign Policy Program’s Democracy Working Group and the “Democracy and Disorder” publication series launched in 2018. She also held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Dr. Taussig received a master’s and a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor’s in political science and economics from Williams College.

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