• Erik Brattberg
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Erik Brattberg has spent a decade at the intersection of policy, industry and thought leadership on both sides of the Atlantic. He regularly advises governments, companies and investors on global geopolitics, European politics and transatlantic relations. Erik Brattberg is currently the Director of the Europe Program and a Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

He is a noted expert on European politics and security and transatlantic relations. Before joining Carnegie Endowment, he was a Senior Fellow and Director for Special Projects at the McCain Institute for International Leadership and an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Strategy and Statecraft Program at the Center for a New American Security, where co-lead a project on transatlantic security strategies in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Mr. Brattberg’s past experience includes serving as the 2014 Ronald D. Asmus Policy Entrepreneur Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, Resident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, Visiting Fellow at Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS Johns Hopkins and the European Policy Centre in Brussels, and as a researcher with SIPRI and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

In addition to these research roles, Mr. Brattberg provides strategic business advisory services to clients as an advisor to Spitzberg Partners and Rasmussen Public Affairs and as a contributor to Oxford Analytica and IHS Jane’s. His articles and commentary have appeared in The Washington Post, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Politico, The National Interest, The American Interest, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic Monthly, Berlin Policy Journal and Newsweek. He is a frequent expert commentator to major news outlets on both sides of the Atlantic, including Al Jazeera, ABC News, NBC News, BBC News, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Deutsche Welle, France 24 and Voice of America.

Mr. Brattberg serves on the board of the Washington European Society and the Swedish Atlantic Council and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service where he attended as a Fulbright and Marcus Wallenberg scholar. Mr. Brattberg also holds an M.A. and B.A. in political science from Uppsala University.

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