Areas of Expertise: European Security, Transatlantic Defense Cooperation, NATO, European Union
Dr. Lisa Aronsson is a Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University. Her research focuses on European security and transatlantic defense cooperation, and her interests include NATO strategy and operations, European Union defense, UK strategy, Mediterranean security, and gender. She is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council where she is affiliated with the Transatlantic Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Prior to joining CSR, Lisa worked as an analyst for the Congressional Research Service where she completed a study on the United States and its European allies responses to emerging technologies in defense. She has more than ten years working in think tanks, government and in universities in the United States and in Europe. She worked as a Research Fellow and Program Head at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London from 2008 to 2014. At RUSI she led the Institute’s research on US defense and security policy, UK-US cooperation, and transatlantic relations. She also lectured for UK Foreign Office and Ministry of Defense training courses, taught undergraduate courses at LSE, and published her work in RUSI publications as well as in European Security, and The Wall Street Journal among others. Prior to joining RUSI, Lisa completed a Ph.D. in International Relations and a Masters in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She began her career as a newsroom assistant at the Associated Press Bureau in Rome after completing her BA at Wellesley College.